Jim Fregosi Jr who was the Special Assistant to the General Manager of the Kansas City Royals is being reported to have passed away on Thursday, December 9 as per a statement by the Philadelphia Phillies. Fregosi who was the son of former Major League manager, the late Jim Fregosi is survived by his wife, Mary, and their children: Jimmy, Katelyn, and Joey.
Fregosi Jr attended the University of New Mexico, where he was named a first-team All-American as well as the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 1985. He was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the second round (42nd overall) of the 1985 Draft.
In the 2008 season, Before Fregosi Jr. became a Major League scout, he spent seven years as an amateur scouting coordinator for the Phillies. He played five Minor League seasons with the Cardinals before finishing his Minor League career with the Expos. He joined the Phillies in 1992, leaving temporarily to work with the Rockies from 1999-2000.
He joined the Royals following the 2011 season as a special assistant to the general manager.
Jim Fregosi Jr Cause of Death
Fregosi Jr. died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at the age of 57 from a heart attack. “The Phillies are saddened to learn of the passing of Jim Fregosi Jr.,” the team said in a statement. “Jim brought a passionate, fun-loving attitude to the Phillies’ scouting department for 17 years, and made an equal impact on the club with his baseball acumen. Jim was a great friend and mentor to many and will be sorely missed. The Phillies’ thoughts and prayers are with the entire Fregosi family during this difficult time.”
— Scott Lauber (@ScottLauber) December 9, 2021
Bob Nightengale wrote in a Tweet, “Horrible news: Jim Fregosi Jr, at the age of 57, has passed away from a massive heart attack today. Great friend @TracyRingolsby, who is so close to the Fregosi family, shared the news earlier today and the scouting community is in complete shock.”
Horrible news: Jim Fregosi Jr, at the age of 57, has passed away from a massive heart attack today. Great friend @TracyRingolsby, who is so close to the Fregosi family,shared the news earlier today and the scouting community is in complete shock.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 9, 2021
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