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Former MLB manager, player Jim Fregosi dies after stroke

Former MLB manager, player Jim Fregosi dies after stroke

Philadelphia This 1993 photo shows then Phillies manger Jim Fregosi as he watches during batting practice before the start of game 3 of the NLCS at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta, Ga. Photo: Associated Press/Ed Reinke

Former Major League manager Jim Fregosi has died after suffering a stroke while on a cruise for baseball fans.

Fregosi was hospitalized in Miami after suffering multiple strokes earlier this week. He passed away early Friday morning at the age of 71, according to MLB.com.

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A former manager, player, and scout, Fregosi was currently an executive with the Atlanta Braves.

He had a 53-year career in major league baseball, including playing shortstop for the Angels, Pirates, Mets and Rangers.

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