April 14, 2008
Angels: Gary Matthews Jr. on Saturday night became the third player in franchise history to hit into three double plays in one game, not the second, as was announced by the Angels and reported in Sunday's Sports section. In addition to Matthews and Chad Curtis, Jim Fregosi hit into three double plays against the Boston Red Sox on July 14, 1963.
November 20, 2005 |
Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti, three other Dodger executives and manager candidate Jim Fregosi met Saturday afternoon in Tampa, Fla., a 3 1/2 -hour conversation Colletti called "a pretty great exchange." Lou Piniella, citing a need to take a break from the game after being bought out by Tampa Bay last month, told Colletti on Saturday that he has no interest in becoming the Dodger manager, and it appears Terry Collins will not be a candidate after all.
August 23, 2004
Most victories by an Angel manager: *--* Manager Years Record Pct Bill Rigney 1961-69 625-707 469 MIKE SCIOSCIA 2000- 403-369 522 Gene Mauch 1981-82, 1985-87 379-332 533 Jim Fregosi 1978-81 237-249 488 Doug Rader 1989-91 232-216 518 Lefty Phillips 1969-71 222-225 497 Terry Collins 1997-99 214-235 477 *--*
June 14, 1999 |
If Jim Fregosi were still managing the Philadelphia Phillies, he'd have a few ideas about what's wrong with Curt Schilling. The extent of Schilling's recent struggles were obvious Sunday, when Blue Jay Manager Fregosi implemented a late-inning strategy designed--get this--to keep him in the game. The Blue Jays proceeded to knock him out with a four-run eighth inning and beat Philadelphia, 7-2, to stop a five-game losing streak.
August 1, 1998
The Angels will retire the uniform No. 11 of former player and manager Jim Fregosi in a home-plate ceremony before their 1 p.m. game today against the Boston Red Sox. Fregosi, who played shortstop for the Angels from 1961-71, was traded on Dec. 10, 1971, to the Mets for Nolan Ryan and three other players. Fregosi came back to manage the Angels from June 1, 1978, through May 28, 1981.
October 6, 1996 |
Now that the world knows what the Angels are thinking--and what splendid thoughts those are--there is no longer a question of how they should act. They wanted their manager to be Jim Leyland? Then they should fill that vacancy with Jim Fregosi. They offered Leyland nearly $2 million a year, including stock options and house and vacation packages? They could get Fregosi for the bit about the stock. He's the sort who would use his office for a house and his dugout for a vacation.