February 14, 2014
The 72-year old Fregosi, a six-time All-Star shortstop who played for the Angels, Mets, Rangers and Pirates, suffered the stroke around 6:30 p.m. on February 11, MSC Cruises told Cruise Critic. The ship, which was on its way from Grand Cayman to Cozumel, immediately turned back to Grand Cayman and Fregosi transferred to a hospital.
"MSC's thoughts and prayers are with the Fregosi family during this difficult period," the line's spokeswoman Yvette Batalla said.
In January 2013, another baseball great, Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver, died while onboard a Baltimore Orioles theme cruise.
-- By Dori Saltzman, News Editor