Jim Fregosi, a former All-Star shortstop who spent 53 years in professional baseball as a player, manager and scout, passed away early Friday morning, six days after suffering multiple strokes during an MLB alumni cruise.

"He passed away at 2:36 a.m. [ET]," according to Jim Fregosi Jr., the oldest son of the 71-year-old Fregosi. "Went in peace with no pain."

At Fregosi's bedside when he passed away were his wife Joni, daughters Nikki, Lexy and Jennifer, and sons Robert and Jim. He had been taken off life support systems slightly more than 12 hours earlier. Fregosi was airlifted from the Cayman Islands to Miami on Wednesday night, after doctors had stabilized his condition.

After playing 18 seasons for the Angels, Mets, Rangers and Pirates, Fregosi served stints as a manager with the Angels, White Sox, Phillies and Blue Jays. For the past 13 seasons, he had been a special assistant to the Braves' general manager. He also had managed at the Triple-A level for the St. Louis Cardinals, and served as a special assistant to the general manager of the San Francisco Giants during his career.

Jim Jr. played in the Cardinals' Minor League system and has been a long-time scout, currently serving as a special assistant to Kansas City general manager Dayton Moore.

Fregosi was taken 35th overall by the Angels, from the Red Sox, in the December 1960 Expansion Draft and went on to make six All-Star teams, hitting .265 with 151 home runs, 706 RBIs and a .736 on-base plus slugging percentage. Fregosi was selected the No. 1 player in Angels history in a fan vote held in conjunction with baseball's 100th anniversary. Fregosi said his biggest claim to fame is that he was the key player in the package the Angels sent to the New York Mets for a group of players that included a hard-throwing young pitcher named Nolan Ryan.