Jim Fregosi, All-Star, Dies at 71; Angel Was Traded for Nolan Ryan

Feb 19, 2014 1270

Jim Fregosi, a baseball lifer who made six All-Star teams as a player and managed the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies to the National League pennant, but who is probably best known — by New Yorkers, at least — as the player the Mets received from the California Angels in exchange for the future Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan in one of baseball's more infamous trades, died Friday in Miami. He was 71.

Major League Baseball's website said Fregosi had suffered multiple strokes on a Caribbean cruise with other baseball alumni six days earlier.

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Source: http://www.nytimes.com

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