February 14, 2014 |
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.
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.