George Frazier (pitcher)
Frazier in 1987
|Born: October 13, 1954|
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
|May 25, 1978, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 4, 1987, for the Minnesota Twins|
|Earned run average||4.20|
|Career highlights and awards|
Frazier played high school baseball as a member of "the Hornets", which is the name of the teams at Hillcrest High School in Springfield, Missouri. Frazier was offered a college scholarship in baseball, football, and basketball.
In 1981 while with the Yankees, Frazier tied a World Series record (with Lefty Williams) with 3 losses. Williams, however, is widely suspected to have thrown those games in the 1919 World Series (as part of the Black Sox Scandal), and furthermore, the third game Williams lost was Game Eight - the Series of 1919 through 1921 were best of nine affairs, leaving Frazier as the only pitcher to lose three games in a best of seven World Series.
Frazier later won a world championship as a member of the Twins.
Frazier served as a color analyst for the Colorado Rockies from 1998 until 2015. Since then he's been doing color commentary for Fox Sports during the Big 12 Baseball championship broadcasts. A son, Matthew Frazier, served as a detective for the Tulsa Police Department and appeared on the A&E television show The First 48. Another son, Parker Frazier, was drafted in the eighth round of the 2007 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies. His daughter, Georgia Frazier, was crowned Miss Oklahoma 2015.
- Covington, Hannah (June 7, 2015). "ORU graduate Georgia Frazier is crowned as Miss Oklahoma 2015". Tulsa World. Tulsa, OK: BH Media. Retrieved June 12, 2015.