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    Jim Fregosi from the Chronology

    Oct 10, 2000 - Jim Fregosi is fired as manager of the Blue Jays.‚ the 6th down in 10 days.

    Jul 27, 2000 - The Blue Jays sink the Mariners‚ 7-2‚ giving Toronto manager Jim Fregosi his 1‚000th win as a big league skipper. He joins Tom Kelly‚ who earlier this year won his 1‚000th game.

    Mar 17, 1999 - The Blue Jays fire manager Tim Johnson and replace him with Jim Fregosi. Johnson had been under fire since admitting he had lied when he said he was a Vietnam veteran.

    Oct 30, 1996 - The Phils name Terry Francona as manager‚ replacing Jim Fregosi. Francona was 3B coach of the Tigers this past season.

    Sep 30, 1996 - Boston fires manager Kevin Kennedy and Philadelphia fires manager Jim Fregosi.

    Apr 23, 1991 - Manager Nick Leyva is fired by the Phillies after just 13 games‚ and replaced by Jim Fregosi. It is the second-fastest firing in major league history. Cal Ripken Sr. was fired by Baltimore after 6 games in 1988. Under Fregosi‚ the Phils lose their 10th in 14 games‚ dropping a 2-1 decision to the Mets. Jason Grimsley is the loser as both Mets score on walks.

    Oct 7, 1988 - Lou Piniella is fired as manager of the Yankees for the 2nd time‚ and Jim Fregosi is fired as manager of the White Sox. Dallas Green replaces Piniella‚ while Yankee coach Jeff Torborg will eventually replace Fregosi on November 3rd.

    Jun 20, 1986 - After leading the club to a 26-38 record‚ Tony LaRussa is fired as manager of the White Sox and replaced by Jim Fregosi. LaRussa will be hired to manage the A's early next month.

    May 28, 1981 - Angels manager Jim Fregosi‚ who led the club to a 22-25 record‚ 71?2 games off the pace in the AL West‚ becomes the 3rd AL skipper to be fired this month. He is replaced by Gene Mauch.

    Jun 1, 1978 - The Angels fire manager Dave Garcia. Pirates IF Jim Fregosi is named to replace him.

    Dec 10, 1971 - The Angels trade SS Jim Fregosi to the Mets for 4 players‚ including OF Leroy Stanton and P Nolan Ryan. This will probably rank as the Angels best trade.

    Jul 4, 1968 - In Detroit‚ it is home run derby as the Tigers score 9 runs in the 2nd and hold on for a 13-10 victory over the California Angels. Andy Messersmith makes his ML debut to stop the Tigers in the third‚ but Norm Cash Willie Horton and Bill Freehan all homer in the frame. Jim Northrup‚ who triples in the 3rd‚ adds 2 homers and 5 RBIs‚ while Cash hits a 2nd homer. Don Mincher‚ with 2‚ and Jim Fregosi‚ homer for the Angels.

    May 20, 1968 - in Anaheim‚ Angels SS Jim Fregosi joins a small group of players by hitting for the cycle a 2nd time. California beats Boston 5-4 in 11 innings.

    Apr 16, 1967 - In California‚ the Orioles earn a doubleheader split when Steve Barber flirts with a no-hitter before allowing a 9th inning one-out double to Jim Fregosi. It is the only hit Barber allows‚ winning 3-0. In game 1‚ the Angels win 5-4 in 10 innings on Fregosi's RBI single. Lew Burdette (1-0)‚ in relief. notches the last decision of his career. When he's released in September‚ the veteran will finish at 203-144.

    Jul 28, 1964 - The Angels Jim Fregosi hits for the cycle to assure a 3-1 win over the Yankees. New York's only score is a Mantle homer over the CF fence at Chavez Ravine‚ one of only two hits off Dean Chance. It's the first homer given up by Chance in 69 innings.

    Dec 14, 1960 - The Angels and Senators each select 28 players from a pool of AL talent. Among Los Angeles selections are P Dean Chance‚ SS Jim Fregosi‚ 1B Ted Kluszewski‚ and RF Albie Pearson. Washington selections include P Bobby Shantz‚ LF Chuck Hinton‚ OF Gene Woodling‚ and P Hal Woodeshick.

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