Jim Fregosi, 71, the former All-Star shortstop, longtime manager, and scout died early Friday morning in Miami, Jon Heyman confirms. Fregosi's death was first reported by MLB.com's Tracy Ringolsby.
Fregosi was hospitalized in Miami after suffering a stroke in the Cayman Islands last weekend while on an MLB alumni cruise, per earlier reports.
Fregosi debuted with the expansion Angels at shortstop in 1961 at age 19. He would stay with the Angels for 11 seasons, making six All-Star teams and winning a Gold Glove in the process. From 1972-78, he'd play for the Mets, Rangers and Pirates.