RANKED: 30 Greatest Shortstops of All-Time

29. Jim Fregosi


Before becoming a successful manager with the Phillies, Fregosi was a very reliable shortstop for the California Angels. The California native was a 6-time All-Star with the Angels — garnering MVP votes eight consecutive seasons.

Fregosi slugged 151 HR over the course of his career and added one Gold Glove to his mantle. Fregosi holds a franchise record with 70 career triples. Following the end of his playing career, Fregosi immediately became a manager with the Angels — leading the team to the ALCS in 1979. Fregosi and the Phillies won the NL pennant in 1993, eventually losing to the Blue Jays thanks to Joe Carter’s World Series-winning walk-off home run.

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