Jim played in the bigs for 18 seasons with the Angels, Mets, Rangers, and Pirates and was a six time All Star. He also managed the Angels, White Sox, Phillies, and Blue Jays with his best season coming in '93 when he led the Phillies to the national league pennant. For the past 13 seasons he served as a special assistant to the general manager of the Atlanta Braves.
Fregosi was a jokester and his biggest claim to fame was that he was traded to the Mets for a package of players that that included some guy by the name of Nolan Ryan. Yikes.
RIP Jim, baseball lost a good one on Valentines day.
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