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Report: Ex-MLBer Jim Fregosi removed from life support

Feb. 13, 2014 at 9:20 PM

MIAMI, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Former major league baseball shortstop and manager Jim Fregosi has been taken off life support following multiple strokes, MLB.com reported Thursday.

Fregosi, 71, was initially hospitalized last weekend while on a cruise in the Cayman Islands and Tuesday was flown to Miami.

The website reported the six-time all-star player and manager of the California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays was removed from life support at at a Miami hospital.

Drafted by the expansion Angels in 1960, Fregosi went on to play 18 seasons, compiling a .265 average with 151 home runs and 706 RBI.

As a manager he went went 237-248, winning the American League West title with the Angels in 1979 and the 1993 NL pennant with the Phillies.

Since 2000 he has served as a special assistant for the Atlanta Braves.

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