Former White Sox manager Jim Fregosi dies at 71
ASSOCIATED PRESS February 14, 2014 8:12AM
FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2013, file photo, Atlanta Braves scout Jim Fregosi talks in the hallway at the annual baseball general managers meeting in Orlando, Fla. Fregosi is hospitalized in Miami after suffering an apparent stroke while on a cruise for baseball fans. A spokeswoman for MSC Cruises says the 71-year-old Fregosi became ill Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, as the MSC Divina was headed from Grand Cayman to Mexico. The ship returned to Grand Cayman and Fregosi was later taken to a hospital in Florida. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay, File)
Updated: February 14, 2014 11:54AM
ATLANTA — Jim Fregosi, a former All-Star who won more than 1,000 games as a manager for four teams including the White Sox, has died after an apparent stroke. He was 71.
The Atlanta Braves say they were notified by a family member that Fregosi died early Friday in Miami, where he was hospitalized after the apparent stroke while on a cruise with baseball alumni.
Fregosi ended more than 50 years in baseball as a special assistant to Braves general manager Frank Wren.
Fregosi managed the Philadelphia Phillies to the 1993 National League pennant and the 1979 California Angels to their first American League Western Division title. He also managed the Chicago White Sox, from 1986 through 1988, and Toronto Blue Jays.
He was a six-time All-Star shortstop with the Angels, who retired his No. 11 in 1988.