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February 14, 2014 | By Chris Foster
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.
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February 14, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Jim Fregosi, 71, who was a star shortstop for the Angels from 1961 to 1971 and managed them to their first division title in 1979, died Friday in Miami after suffering an apparent stroke earlier this week, the Angels announced. “The Angels organization joins the rest of the Major League Baseball community in mourning the loss today of Jim Fregosi," the Angels said in a statement. "His contributions and passion for the Angels, both as a player and manager, have served as the standard for others within our organization through the years.  "Jim was one of Mr. Autry's all-time favorite players, and a man who remained in the hearts and memories of long-time Angel fans.
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February 14, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Jim Fregosi, the first star player in Angels franchise history and the manager who guided them to their first American League West championship in 1979, died early Friday in a Miami hospital after suffering a stroke in the Cayman Islands. He was 71. His death was announced by the Angels, who retired his No. 11 jersey and inducted him into their Hall of Fame in 1998. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article said the Angels retired Jim Fregosi's jersey in 1988. It was retired in 1998.
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February 14, 2014 | By Chris Foster
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.
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August 19, 1985 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, Times Staff Writer
Minor league baseball is full of sacrifices, and we're not talking about the ones that advance runners on the basepaths. We're talking about the long bus rides and playing in front of small crowds for even smaller paychecks. We're talking about road trips to Wausau, Waterloo and Watertown, to Midland, Modesto and Medford.
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May 21, 1989 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, Times Staff Writer
The Angel Hall of Fame doubled its roll call last week when former shortstop and manager Jim Fregosi became only the second player to join its ranks. It was an appropriate, if not overdue choice, considering that Fregosi was a player during the team's infancy and a manager during one of its finest moments, a division title in 1979. Fregosi was drafted by the Angels in 1960 and soon established himself as the club's leader and one of its most consistent performers. In his 11 seasons with the Angels, Fregosi was selected to six All-Star teams and earned one Gold Glove.
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February 19, 1986
Jim Fregosi will return for a fourth season as manager of the Louisville Redbirds of the American Assn. Fregosi, whose record is 231-201 with the team, has led Louisville to two straight playoff titles.
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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.
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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 *--*
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February 14, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Jim Fregosi, the first star player in Angels franchise history and the manager who guided them to their first American League West championship in 1979, died early Friday in a Miami hospital after suffering a stroke in the Cayman Islands. He was 71. His death was announced by the Angels, who retired his No. 11 jersey and inducted him into their Hall of Fame in 1998. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article said the Angels retired Jim Fregosi's jersey in 1988. It was retired in 1998.
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May 28, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
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)
NEWS
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.
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November 20, 2005 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
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.
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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 *--*
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June 14, 1999 | From Associated Press
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.
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June 19, 1989
Brian Downing, who batted .320 (eight for 25) during the past week and became the Angels' all-time hit leader with a single against Texas Rangers starter Nolan Ryan Wednesday night, is The Times' Orange County Edition Angel of the Week. The hit was Downing's 1,409th as an Angel, moving him past Jim Fregosi. The Times will donate $200 in Downing's name to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Orange County.
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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.
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October 6, 1996 | Bill Plaschke
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.
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