Joan Miller Biography – Joan Miller Wiki
Joan Miller is the wife of the late Jim Frey a manager and coach in Major League Baseball. He led the Kansas City Royals to their first American League championship in 1980, in his first year with the team. He passed away on April 12, 2020, at the age of 89, leaving behind his widow, four children and grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
An outfielder, Frey spent 14 seasons in the minor league organizations of the Boston and Milwaukee Braves, and the St. Louis Cardinals without reaching the majors. He scouted and managed in the minor leagues for Baltimore and coached for the Orioles under manager Earl Weaver from 1979-79. Frey replaced Whitey Herzog as the Royals’ manager after the 1979 season. They won the AL West with a 97-65 record in 1980, finishing 14 games ahead of Oakland.
That Royals team rode an offense led by MVP George Brett, Willie Wilson, Hal McRae, Frank White, and Willie Aikens, and a pitching staff headed by Dennis Leonard, Larry Gura, and Dan Quisenberry, and they swept the New York Yankees 3-0 in the AL Championship Series. Kansas City lost the World Series to Philadelphia in six games. Kansas City was 20-30 when the 1981 season was interrupted by a players’ strike and 10-10 when Frey was fired with the Royals in the first place of the second-half division’s standings. He was replaced by Dick Howser, who had been jettisoned by the Yankees after losing to the Royals.
According to Rome Sentinels, Frey coached for the New York Mets in 1982 and ’83, then was hired by the Cubs to replace Charlie Fox. Seeking its first World Series title since 1908, Chicago went 96-65 and won the NL East, reaching the postseason for the first time since 1945.
Joan Miller Age
Her age is unknown. However, her husband was born on May 26, 1931, in Cleveland, Ohio, United States and died on April 12, 2020 at the age of 89.
Joan Miller Husband
She was married to her husband Jim Frey in the year 1952. The two had been married for 68 years and were together until the time of the baseball manager’s death. She was left behind with her four children and their families.
Joan Miller Children
The couple had four children together, Their son James Frey, daughters Mary Maenner, Jennifer Stangl and Cindy Sullivan. They also have six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Jim Frey Death
Her husband died Sunday, April 12, 2020, at his home in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, according to the Atlantic League’s Somerset Patriots, the minor league team he had been affiliated with since its launch in 1998. The Patriots did not announce the cause of his death.
Jim Frey Cause of Death
There was no specific cause of his death that was provided.
Joan Miller Net Worth
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