The younger generation of baseball fans will remember Jim Fregosi mostly as a manager, but he was a very good player also. His managerial career began in 1978 with the Angels and ended with Toronto after the 2000 season. His biggest success was with the Philadelphia Phillies as he led them to the National League pennant in 1993.
Prior to this trade, Fregosi was one of the first stars of the expansion Los Angeles Angels. He was a six time All Star and a Gold Glove winner. For his accomplishments his uniform number 11 was retired by the team in 1998.