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  • Jim Fregosi, Ed Herrmann and Bob Chance, former Angels players, pass away

    Jim Fregosi had a long career with the Angels, first playing for them from 1961 to 1971 and then managing the team from 1978 to 1981. A six-time All-Star and perennial MVP candidate with the Angels, he is well-remembered for being traded straight up to the New York Mets for four players - including Nolan Ryan. He later managed the squad, leading them to a 1st place finish in 1979.

    Former Toronto Blue Jays manager Jim Fregosi died after suffering a stroke on Tuesday, according to multiple reports.

    Fregosi suffered the stroke on a Major League Baseball alumni cruise, and was transported from the Cayman Islands to Miami.
    Read more:

    http://www.tsn.ca/mlb/story/?id=443822

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    Catcher Ed Herrmann, who died in December, played for the Angels for part of 1976, but was traded to the Astros partway through the season. He played in 29 games for the Angels that season.

    Former major league catcher Ed Herrmann, who played for the White Sox for seven seasons from 1967-1974, died Sunday morning at 67. He had battled prostate cancer for years, family friend and former teammate Bill Melton said.

    Herrmann played 11 major league seasons with the Sox, Yankees, Angels, Astros and Expos and was named an All-Star in 1974. Melton said Herrmann's ability to catch knuckleball pitchers such as former Sox pitcher Wilbur Wood most stuck out from his career.
    Read more:

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2...ox-wilbur-wood

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    Bob Chance played in five games for the Angels in 1969.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie "Cookie" Chance, and his parents, Willie and Rosa Lee Chance.
    Bob was a graduate of William James High School in Statesboro, Ga.

    Bob played Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators and California Angels, and was named the Sports Illustrated 1964 Rookie of the Year.
    Read more:

    http://www.wvgazette.com/Obituaries/...00&build=cache

  • #2
    that's really sad. My sister always liked Fregosi because she has the same birthday. Remember Herrmann . Sad news..

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    • #3
      Sounds like Fregosi is ok?
      "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

      "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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      • #4
        Yep, this is one of the problems with the 'gotta be the first to report the news' attitude our media has. Fregosi is off life support, but he hasn't passed away yet, despite previous reports that he had.

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        • #5
          The passing of Jim Fregosi is unfortunately now official.

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