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Reports: Fregosi taken off life support

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

According to multiple media outlets, Fregosi was taken off life support Thursday.

"It sounds very bad," Philadelphia Phillies chairman Bill Giles told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Fregosi, 71, was stricken last weekend, but doctors in the Cayman Islands had to stabilize his condition before he could be flown back to the mainland Wednesday.

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, 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 Rangers and Pittsburgh Pirates.
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