February 14, 2014 |
The news that Jim Fregosi died today brought sadness. He was one of the franchise's first stars, a catalyst in the 1970 chase for the American League West championship. He got the franchise that banner nearly a decade later, when he managed the Angels to their first division title. Death is personal, and this one was hard for me. We weren't close. I enjoyed the handful of times I interviewed him, but I couldn't say we had any sort of relationship, at least from his perspective.
May 28, 2013 |
We recently asked you to list your choices for the 10 greatest Angels of all time. We received 993 ballots. Each weekday morning, a new person will be listed as we count down all 10. Remember, any Angel was eligible, including managers, owners, announcers, etc. Points were assigned based on where you listed the person on the ballot. Your first choice received 12 points, second choice 10, third place eight, all the way down to one point for 10th place. So without further ado, here is No. 5: No. 5: Jim Fregosi (37 first-place votes, 3,823 points)
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.