Update: Friday morning: Jim Fregosi, former manager of the Phillies, did indeed pass away early this morning. More of the news here.
Update: 8 p.m. And that’s the last time we trust Howard Eskin’s reporting:
Original:Sad news tonight:
Former major league manager Jim Fregosi suffered a stroke while on a Major League Baseball alumni cruise and has been hospitalized.
A spokeswoman for MSC Cruises says Fregosi became ill Tuesday as the MSC Divina was headed from Grand Cayman to Cozumel, Mexico. The ship returned to Grand Cayman and Fregosi was later taken to a hospital in Miami.
Fregosi managed 15 years in the majors with the Angels, White Sox, Phillies and Blue Jays. His 1993 Phillies produced a 97-65 record and won the National League pennant.