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  • Writer's pictureDave Dickey

The Passing of baseball great Jim Frey

Updated: Mar 26, 2021

Jim Frey was a very respected player, coach, and person in MLB.

Frey led Kansas City to a 97-65 record in 1980 before losing in the World Series to Philadelphia in six games. He was let go during the strike-shortened 1981 season.

After serving as a coach for the Mets in 1982 and ‘83, Frey took over managing the Cubs in 1984, leading them to a 96-65 record and the division crown. The Cubs lost to the Padres in five games in the National League Championship Series, but Frey was named NL Manager of the Year. Upon being named manager for the 1984 season, Jim took over a club that had not had a winning record since '72 and immediately helped return the Cubs to postseason play, leading the team to the NL East title and it's first playoff appearance in 39 years.

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