Jim Frey

Jim Frey managed the Royals from 1980-1981 and has the distinction of being the first skipper in franchise history to guide KC to an American League championship. After his times in Kansas City, Frey went on to manage the Chicago Cubs (1984-1986) where he led them to the playoffs for the first time in 39 years and eventually, become their General Manager (1988-1991). In addition, Frey spent earlier chapters of his life in baseball as a part of Earl Weaver’s Baltimore Orioles coaching staff during the 1970’s, winning one World Series and three AL Pennants. Frey recently joined Dave O to discuss at all, from growing up with Don Zimmer to coming up through the minor leagues as a player, coaching with Weaver to KC, Chicago and beyond! A special emphasis on his KC days and the remarkable story of how he got the Royals job, George Brett chasing .400, beating the Yankees in the ’80 ALCS, the ’80 World Series and the REAL story of why he was let go in mid-1981. (Photo Courtesy Kansas City Royals)

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