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Fregosi suffers stroke on MLB alumni cruise

The Sports Xchange

Former All-Star shortstop and major league manager Jim Fregosi suffered a stroke during a Major League Baseball alumni cruise, and was flown to a Miami hospital from the Cayman Islands.

Fregosi, 71, had the stroke last weekend, but doctors in the Cayman Islands had to stabilize his condition before he could be flown back to the mainland. His recovery continues.

Fregosi has been a special assistant to the Atlanta Braves' general manager the past 13 seasons.

Fregosi managed 15 years in the majors with the California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays. His 1993 Phillies produced a 97-65 record and won the National League pennant.

Fregosi was a six-time All-Star as a shortstop during an 18-year career, playing for the Los Angeles Angels, New York Mets, Texas Rangersand Pittsburgh Pirates.