Friday, April 15, 2016

Lost in 2014: Jim Fregosi and the Eisenhower Tree

JIM FREGOSI.  Died February 14, 2014.  Age 71.

Baseball player 1961-1973 with Los Angeles/California Angels, shortstop.  Was part of an amazing double play combination with Bobby Knoop, regarded as the American League's top hitting shortstops.

Also played with the New York Mets, Texas Rangers and Pirates.

At age 36, he managed the California Angels.  Also with the Chicago White Sox from 1986-1988.


A 100-125 year-old loblolly pine tree at Augusta National Golf Club.  In the 1950s, President Dwight Eisenhower lobbied to have it taken down because it interfered with his golf game.

Eisenhower, a member, hit it many times.  The tree was finally taken down because of severe ice damage.

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