Jim Fregosi, a former All-Star shortstop who spent 53 years in professional baseball as a player, manager and scout, passed away early Friday morning, six days after suffering multiple strokes during an MLB alumni cruise.
“He passed away at 2:36 a.m. [ET],” according to Jim Fregosi Jr., the oldest son of the 71-year-old Fregosi. “Went in peace with no pain.”
Fregosi led the 1993 Phillies to the National League championship. We’ll have more on his legacy later today.