Former Phillies manager Jim Fregosi suffers stroke

Former Phillies manager Jim Fregosi suffers stroke
February 12, 2014, 7:30 pm
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Former Phillies manager Jim Fregosi suffered a stroke while on a cruise in the Caribbean, a person close to Fregosi told CSNPhilly.com. (USA Today Images)

Former Phillies manager Jim Fregosi suffered a stroke while on a baseball alumni cruise, a person close to Fregosi told CSNPhilly.com.

Fregosi has been hospitalized in the Caribbean, and his family is working on having him moved to a hospital in Miami.

The severity of the stroke is not yet known.

Fregosi, 71, works as a special assistant to Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren. He managed 15 years in the majors with the California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays. He managed the Phillies from 1991 to 1996, compiling a 431-463 record.

In 1993, Fregosi guided the Phillies to the World Series for the first time in a decade.

Fregosi played 18 years in the big leagues with the Angels, Mets, Rangers and Pirates and appeared in six All-Star games. In 1978, Fregosi was released by the Pirates on June 1 and was quickly hired to manage the Angels. A year later, Fregosi's Angels won the AL West before losing in the ALCS to the Orioles.

Before the 1972 season, Fregosi was infamously traded from the Angels to the Mets for Nolan Ryan.