Thursday, February 5, 2015

MLB Veterans Join OU Baseball Broadcast Crew

Sooner Sports TV has tabbed former Major League Baseball players George Frazier and Mickey Tettleton as color commentators on television broadcasts for the Oklahoma baseball team during the 2015 season. The duo will split duties, while veteran OU broadcaster Chad McKee returns for another season as the play-by-play announcer.

Frazier, a 10-year pitcher in the majors, played for the Sooners from 1975-76 and returned to Norman to call a handful of games in 2014. He has been the television color commentator of the Colorado Rockies on ROOT Sports since 1998. Frazier broadcasting career began immediately following his playing days in 1988 as a college basketball broadcaster and University of Tulsa football sideline reporter. He returned to baseball to broadcast regional games for the Minnesota Twins as well as working with ESPN and Baseball Network.

A ninth round pick of the Milwaukee Brewers in 1978, Frazier was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1978; where he made his MLB debut at the age of 23. In 10 seasons, he appeared in 415 games, all in relief, for five different franchises. He won 35 games, saved 29 and owned a 4.20 earned run average. Frazier pitched in his first postseason in 1981 with the New York Yankees; reaching the World Series. In the final outing of his career, Frazier turned in two innings of shutout-relief in game four of the 1987 World Series as the Twins would go on to win the series in seven games over the Cardinals.

Tettleton, a product of Oklahoma State and native of Oklahoma City, was a fifth round pick of the Oakland Athletics in 1981. A two-time American League All-Star and three-time Silver Slugging catcher, he played 14 seasons for four teams. Tettleton amassed 1,132 hits, 732 RBI and slugged 245 home runs, including 30 or more on four occasions. During baseball season, Tettleton co-hosts a radio show on The Franchise 107.7 with Randy Heitz out of OKC.

More: OU Baseball Radio / Television information.

On the radio dial, Toby Rowland and Chris Plank return for another season of action from L. Dale Mitchell Park and the venues around the Big 12. Rowland will be in the booth providing play-by-play as Plank reports on the action on the field from the dugout. The Sooners can be found on KREF Sportstalk 1400 as well as SoonerSports.com.

Sooner Sports TV is currently scheduled to air 21 home games across the FOX Sports family of networks; including FOX Sports Oklahoma, FOX Sports Southwest, FOX Sports Southwest-Plus and FOX College Sports-Central. In addition, another 13 games will be streamed lived through SoonerSports.com and available with a SoonerSports.tv subscription.

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