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Date Published: February 14, 2014
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Update: Baseball Great Jim Fregosi Dies After Stroke on Cruise Ship
Update, 8:25 a.m. EST: Jim Fregosi died Friday morning from complications of the stroke he suffered, his son confirmed to USA Today Sports.
(February 13, 4:30 p.m. EST) -- Former All-Star baseball player Jim Fregosi suffered a stroke while onboard MSC Divina as part of MSC Cruises' Major League Baseball alumni cruise, according to multiple news sources and confirmed by MSC.

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

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