George Frazier to be keynote speaker for Athletics Hall of Fame

George Frazier 2George Frazier, former major league pitcher with the New York Yankees will be the keynote speaker and emcee for the fifth annual Connors State College Athletics Hall of Fame on Oct. 15th at A.D. Stone Student Union on the CSC campus in Warner.

Frazier, who pitched in the major leagues from 1978-87, is currently a television commentator for the Colorado Rockies organization.

“We are deeply honored to have George Frazier speak and emcee our athletics’ banquet,” said Connors State’s Athletic Director Bill Muse. “He will give us a lot of insight to what it takes to reach the major leagues and share some of his thoughts about being in the World Series.”

Frazier made his major league debut in May 1978 with the St. Louis Cardinals, playing with St. Louis for three seasons. He joined the New York Yankees in 1981 and played three years with the Yankees.

He went on to play one season with Cleveland, three years with the Chicago Cubs and two years with Minnesota Twins,

Frazier appeared in two World Series, 1981 with the New York Yankees and in 1987 with the Minnesota Twins.

Frazier was drafted in the 13th round by the Texas Rangers but did not sign. He did sign with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1976 in the 9th round and was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Tickets ($40.00 per person) can be purchased by contacting Connors State Athletic Director Bill Muse at 918-463-6231.