By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
February 14, 2014, 7:15 a.m.
Former manager and shortstop Jim Fregosi has died, according to sources close to the Philadelphia Baseball Review. He was 71.
Fregosi suffered a stroke while on a Major League Baseball alumni cruise in the Caribbean and was taken to a hospital in the Cayman Islands earlier this week. His family had been trying to get him back to the United States.
Prior to managing he spent 18 seasons in the majors and was a six-time All-Star as a shortstop, primarily with the California Angels.
"He was a great guy and well liked by everyone," said James Tatum, a lifelong friend of Fregosi's. "He cared about the players he managed and loved the sport. He truly will be missed."
Fregosi was as an adviser to Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren last season.
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