Friday, September 5, 2008

#709 George Frazier

Why this card is awesome: Because here's a bit of a mystery. Check out Frazier's page at The Baseball Cube. According to that, he never played at Holyoke. But digging a little deeper, it seems that Holyoke was an AA-level minor league affiliate of Milwaukee in 1977. The Baseball Cube shows his minor league stats with Milwaukee and A-level and AAA-level, but not AA-level. So I guess they left out those stats for some reason.

Frazier was traded at various times with or for an impressive list of players: Buck Martinez, Rafael Santana, Otis Nixon, Toby Harrah, Ron Hassey, Rick Sutcliffe, Joe Carter, Ron Davis, and more.

This was Frazier's last card.

Cool stat: Frazier had the worst ERA of anyone to appear in at least 100 games between 1977 and 1987 without starting a game.


MMayes said...

George also endeared himself to Yankee fans by losing 3 games in the 1981 World Series. Good thing nobody was looking that year because this isn't remembered widely.

Andy said...

I think it's remembered fairly widely. It's the first thing I thought of when writing the post, but I chose not to mention it because it's all anybody ever seems to say about him.

Jim said...

it was the first thing i thought of when i saw the card too

penguin said...

Take it from a Dodger fan: I remember George Frazier well. And I am eternally grateful.