George Frazier, a former Hillcrest High baseball standout who pitched 10 years in the majors and was a Colorado Rockies television analyst for 18 years, died Monday. He was 68.
Frazier made 415 career appearances out of the bullpen in a career that started in 1978 with the St. Louis Cardinals and ended in 1987 with the World Series champion Minnesota Twins. He had a 35-43 record with a 4.20 career ERA and 29 total saves.
The Rockies shared the news in a tweet on Monday that read “a retired MLB pitcher, George was a mainstay and the voice behind many classic calls on Rockies broadcasts from 1998-2015. For a generation of Rockies fans, George Frazier was synonymous with Rockies baseball.”
We are deeply saddened at the passing of former Rockies color analyst, George Frazier.
A retired MLB pitcher, George was a mainstay and the voice behind many classic calls on Rockies broadcasts from 1998-2015. For a generation of Rockies fans, George Frazier was synonymous with… pic.twitter.com/dtTAF6xu1y
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) June 19, 2023
Frazier was a 1972 graduate of Hillcrest and was drafted in the ninth round of the 1976 MLB Draft out of Oklahoma.
Hillcrest baseball’s Twitter account shared “we are saddened to hear of the passing of George Frazier… One of the best Hornets to ever do it. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”
Frazier is survived by his wife, Kay, and sons, Matt, Brian and Parker, and daughter, Georgia.
Wyatt D. Wheeler is a reporter and columnist with the Springfield News-Leader. You can contact him at 417-371-6987, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Twitter at @WyattWheeler_NL.
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