James Louis Fregosi (April 4, 1942 - February 14, 2014) is a retired Major League Baseball infielder who played for four different teams before embarking on a successful career as a manager. Fregosi’s playing days started when he signed with the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1960 … but that same year he also was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the expansion draft. It would be with the Angels (1961-1971) that Fregosi would become most associated, becoming the franchise’s first star … and one of the team’s best players in its first decade of existence. He made six All-Star teams while with the team, as well as capturing a Gold Glove Award (1967) setting the franchise record in several categories including career triples (70), career games (1,429), hits (1,408), doubles (219), runs (691), and RBI (546) — many of which were eventually broken by Brian Downing during the 1980s. He also led the league in triples (13) in 1968, and from 1964 to 1969 teamed with second baseman Bobby Knoop to form one of the National Pastime’s top double play combinations. He later played for the New York Mets (1972-1973), Texas Rangers (1973-1977), and Pittsburgh Pirates (1977-1978). In his 18-year career, Fregosi batted .265 with 1,726 hits, 151 homers, 844 runs, and 706 RBI, and was that last “original” Angel to retire. After leaving the Pirates, he served as manager for the Angels (1978-1981), Chicago White Sox (1986-1988), Philadelphia Phillies (1991-1996), and the Toronto Blue Jays (1999-2000), compiling a 1,028-1,094 record and leading the Phillies to the 1993 NL pennant.