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191. Jim Fregosi
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: April 4, 1942 in San Francisco, CA USA
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 14, 1961
  • Final Game: May 31, 1978
  • TSN All-Star - 1964
  • Gold Glove - 1967
  • TSN All-Star - 1967
  • MVP - 1963
  • MVP - 1964
  • MVP - 1965
  • MVP - 1966
  • MVP - 1967
  • MVP - 1968
  • MVP - 1969
  • MVP - 1970
 
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Jim Fregosi’s Major League debut coincided with that of the Los Angeles Angels, and it would not take long for the Shortstop to establish himself as one of the premier players at his position.

Fregosi went to his first All-Star Game in 1964, and then had a five-year streak beginning in 1966.  Fregosi was not a power hitter, but he had six 10 Home Run years, which was good for a Shortstop of his era.  Defensively, he was very good, winning a Gold Glove in 1967, which was also the season he was seventh in MVP voting, and led the American League in Triples (13).  Fregosi also had seven other seasons where he received MVP votes.

The six-time All-Star also played for the Mets, Texas, and Pittsburgh, and he retired in 1978 with 1,726 Hits and 151 Home Runs.

Fregosi would later become a successful Manager where over reigns helming California, Chicago (AL), Philadelphia, and Toronto, he compiled a record of 1,028-1,094. 

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Sunday, 01 January 1984
  • Position: First Base, Short Stop, Third Base
  • Played For: Boston Red Caps, California Angels, Los Angeles Angels, New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, Texas Rangers
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (None) 
    All-Star (6) (1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 & 1970)
    Gold Glove (1) (AL) (1967)
    Most Triples (1) (AL) (1968)
    Most Sacrifice Hits (1) (AL) (1965)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten MVP Finishes: 
    (AL: 1967, 7th
    6 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Position Players)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (Offensive bWAR)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Defensive bWAR)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    1 Top Ten Finish (OPS)
    1 Top Ten Finish (OPS+)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Hits)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Triples)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Walks) 
    1 Top Ten Finish (Stolen Bases)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Singles)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Extra Base Hits)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Power-Speed #)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Championship Win Probability Added)

  • Notable All Time Rankings: None.
  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    1984: 1.0%

  • Should be Inducted As A: California Angel

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