» December 14, 1960: The Angels and new Senators each select 28 players from a pool of American League 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.
» July 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 Mickey 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.
» 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.
» December 10, 1971: The Angels trade SS Jim Fregosi to the Mets for four players, including OF Leroy Stanton and P Nolan Ryan. This will rank as probably the Angels' best trade.
» June 1, 1978: The Angels fire manager Dave Garcia. Pirates IF Jim Fregosi is named to replace him.
» May 28, 1981: Angels manager Jim Fregosi, who led the club to a 22-25 record, 71/2 games off the pace in the American League West, becomes the 3rd AL skipper to be fired this month. He is replaced by Gene Mauch.
» June 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.
» October 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.
» April 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 six 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.
» September 30, 1996: Boston fires manager Kevin Kennedy and Philadelphia fires manager Jim Fregosi.
» October 30, 1996: The Phils name Terry Francona as manager, replacing Jim Fregosi. Francona was 3B coach of the Tigers this past season.
» March 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.
» July 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.
» October 10, 2000:
Jim Fregosi is fired as manager of the Blue Jays, the 6th down in 10 days.