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Fregosi suffers stroke

Former Phillies manger Jim Fregosi watches during batting practice Saturday, Oct. 9, 1993 before the start of game 3 of the NLCS at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta, Ga. (Ed Reinke/AP file)
Former Phillies manger Jim Fregosi watches during batting practice Saturday, Oct. 9, 1993 before the start of game 3 of the NLCS at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta, Ga. (Ed Reinke/AP file)

Jim Fregosi, manager of the 1993 Phillies, suffered a severe stroke recently during a Caribbean cruise, according to multiple sources.

Fregosi, 71, was airlifted from the cruise ship and taken to a hospital in Miami.

He managed from 1991 through the 1996 season, leading the Phillies to the National League pennant in 1993. He also managed the Angels, White Sox, and Blue Jays and works now as a special assistant to Braves general manager Frank Wren.

It has been a difficult seven months for the members of the 1993 Phillies, with the July revelation that Darren Daulton is battling brain cancer and Curt Schilling's recent announcement that he needed surgery for cancer.

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