Jim Fregosi

Jimmy Fregosi
Birthdate 4/4/1942
Death Date 2/14/2014
Debut Year 1961
Year of Induction
Teams Angels, Blue Jays, Mets, Phillies, Pirates, Rangers, White Sox
Positions First Base, Manager, Scout, Shortstop, Third Base

Gold Glove shortstop Jim Fregosi made six All Star teams with the Angels earning induction into the team’s HoF and the retirement of his #11.

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Jim Fregosi was a six-time All Star for the Angels

Jim Fregosi was a six-time All Star for the Angels

One of the greatest players ever to put on an Angels uniform, Jim Fregosi played for the club for 11 seasons. A six-time All Star for the Halos, Fregosi held the team’s all-time records for games played, hits, doubles, runs, and RBI when he left California in 1972. Though many of his marks have since been eclipsed, Fregosi earned a spot in the Angels Hall of Fame and
As a manager Jim Fregosi guided the Angels to their first postseason appearance

As a manager Jim Fregosi guided the Angels to their first postseason appearance

Jim Fregosi was originally signed by the Boston Red Sox at age 17 as an amateur free agent in 1960. Before year’s end the Los Angeles Angels selected him with the 35th pick in the expansion draft. The shortstop made his big league debut and at 19 years old and was in the majors to stay by 1962
Fregosi's time as a player and skipper earned him a spot in the Angels Hall of Fame

Fregosi's time as a player and skipper earned him a spot in the Angels Hall of Fame

Shown here is the signature page of Jim Fregosi’s last manager’s contract with the California Angels. Dated February 1, 1981, the document is signed by Fregosi and Angels general manager Mike Port. A member of the Angels Hall of Fame, Fregosi has signed his full legal name, “James
The Angles fired Jim Fregosi as manager in May, 1981

The Angles fired Jim Fregosi as manager in May, 1981

After Jim Fregosi led his team to their first postseason in 1979, the Angels slipped to 6th place in 1980 with a dismal 95-loss season. Both he and the club knew 1981 would be a make-or-break campaign. The Halos hovered around .500 in early ’81. After losing to Dave Steib and the the last-plac
Jim Fregosi and the Angels parted on good terms

Jim Fregosi and the Angels parted on good terms

The day after the Angels lost to Dave Steib and the Blue Jays, owner Gene Autry made the difficult decision to fire his personal friend Jim Fregosi. Shown here his the Notice of Manager Release dated May 28, 1981. Autry told the United Press International, “Jimmy has been a close personal frie

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