Posted February 13, 2014

Reports: Jim Fregosi taken off life support after multiple strokes

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Jim Fregosi has spent the last 53 years in the major leagues as a player, manager, and scout. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Jim Fregosi has spent the last 53 years in the major leagues as a player, manager, and scout. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Jim Fregosi, a former MLB manager and All Star, has been taken off life support after suffering multiple strokes last weekend during a Major League Baseball alumni cruise, according to multiple reports.

MLB.com’s Tracy Ringolsby reported, citing a statement from Fregosi’s family, that he was taken off life support Thursday and placed under sedation at a Miami hospital. He had been flown to Miami from the Cayman Islands on Wednesday after his condition had stabilized.

According to ESPN.com, Fregosi is under the care of a neurologist at Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Fregosi managed the Philadelphia Phillies to the 1993 National League pennant, and he has spent 53 years in the sport as a player, manager, and scout. He also managed the Angels, White Sox, and Blue Jays. For the past 13 seasons, he has served as a special assistant to the Atlanta Braves’ general manager.

The 71-year-old Fregosi also played in the majors from 1961 to 1978. He was a six-time All-Star with the Angels.


13 comments
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Condolences to the family.  Thanks for '93, Skip.

GO22JETS
GO22JETS

RIP Jim - He was the face of the California Angels!

SandersonKramer
SandersonKramer

He's dead Sports Illustrated. How about the person who runs this website doing his job! Yet of course you'll have the latest Richard Sherman self promotion running right away!

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

What an extremely difficult decision for his family to have to make. Even if he had requested it (as I have, if the situation arises) it must be gut wrenching. Bless him and his family. A great baseball guy. All the way around.


nygiants56
nygiants56

This guy was on tough ball player.  

Richard B
Richard B

One of the first baseball cards I remember seeing was Fregosi's 1986 Topps Managerial card. 


My condolences.

JimFregosi1965
JimFregosi1965

Praying for him.  He was my favorite player ever.  Hang in there #11.

walterwhite
walterwhite

Forgive the foolishness of this question, I do not mean it to be.  Does being taken off life support always mean life is coming to an end?  Or does it mean they have hope he can make it without the machines?  Praying for him.  He was a great player and manager.

PWINGS
PWINGS

@walterwhite   I was wondering the same thing. One is left to assume that it means his life is coming to an end. However, the statements at the end of the article imply that he had stabilized to the extent that life support wasn't needed. Confusing and somewhat disrespectful given the context.

Best wishes, Jim Hang in there!

mkmck69
mkmck69

@PWINGS @walterwhite  Generally, when they remove someone from life support, it means that there isn't hope for recovery. Most often, the person has expressed a desire NOT to be kept alive by a machine, as in the Terry Shiavo case in Florida a few years ago. I know that my wife and I have both made it very clear to each other and extended family that that is the case with us...if I can't live without a machine keeping me going, it's time to say adios.


Condolences to the Fregosi family.