Monday, December 21, 2015

Oklahoma Baseball to Honor George Frazier at Feb. 13 Diamond Dinner

The University of Oklahoma baseball team’s 13th Annual Diamond Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, February 13 at 7:00 pm. The banquet will take place at the Chesapeake Energy East Side Stadium Club at Memorial Stadium. The Sooner Baseball Family and head coach Pete Hughes will honor Sooner alum and former major leaguer George Frazier.

The event serves as the first opportunity for fans and the community to be introduced to the 2016 Sooners in the week leading up to opening day. It is open to the public and tickets will be sold at $50 per person. All attendees must register beforehand. Walk-ups will not be permitted. To register, contact the OU baseball office at 405-325-8354. All ticket and sponsorship details can be found by clicking HERE.

Frazier, current Oklahoma baseball student-athletes and alumni will be available for an autograph session during the event. Attendees will also be the first to see a video preview of the 2016 Sooner season. There will also be a silent auction.

A 10-year MLB veteran, Frazier reached the College World Series in all three seasons at Oklahoma, while playing for head coach Enos Semore. A 6-foot-5 right-handed pitcher, he was drafted in the ninth round by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1976 after going 6-2 on the mound with a 2.88 earned run average. Frazier totaled a 15-5 record, eight saves and 114 strikeouts as a Sooner.

Frazier made his MLB debut with the St. Louis Cardinals on May 25, 1978. He pitched in 415 games, all out of the bullpen, in his career, including 123 with the Chicago Cubs. Frazier also pitched for the New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins. He pitched in three postseasons, including a World Series championship with the 1987 Twins and an AL Pennant with the 1981 Yankees.

Following his playing career, Frazier immediately jumped into broadcasting in 1988 in college basketball and as the sideline reporter for University of Tulsa football. He returned to baseball to broadcast regional games for the Minnesota Twins as well as working with ESPN and Baseball Network before starting with the Colorado Rockies in 1998. Frazier spent the better part of the last 18 seasons in the booth for the Rockies as the color commentator on ROOT Sports. He announced his retirement in August of this year and broadcast his final game for Colorado in October.

Frazier returned to the Sooner Baseball Family in 2014 to broadcast a handful of early regular season games prior to the Rockies breaking camp. He took on a greater responsibility with Sooner Sports TV in 2015 and called games at the Big 12 Championship in Tulsa, where Frazier resides with his family.

/// SoonerSports PR

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