Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Todd Frazier enshrined in the All Sports Museum of Southern New Jersey Hall of Fame

The man, the myth, the legend...FLAVA FRAZ
Very soon we will know who the next members of the baseball Hall of Fame are, but Reds third baseman Todd Frazier has already received the the All Sports Museum of Southern New Jersey Hall of Fame located in Bridgeton, New Jersey, otherwise unofficially known as the museum with the longest name ever.

Before joining the Cincinnati Reds as a 1st round draft pick in 2007, Frazier built a baseball legacy in the Garden State from the time he was a 12-year old little leaguer all the way up through his All-American days at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He still resides in Tom's River. In addition to his baseball accomplishments, he also scored over 1,000 points playing basketball at Tom's River High School South.

Frazier is one of the youngest members of the prestigious club in Bridgeton, which is fitting considering his baseball fame started as such a young age when he went 4-for-4 with a home run and pitched in a 12-9 victory of Japan in the Little League World Series.

About his induction, Frazier was quoted as saying, “I had a high school hall of fame (at Toms River South), but nothing like this. This is truly an honor, especially anything that has roots in New Jersey I take very seriously. It’s South Jersey, we have a lot of great athletes here. It’s pretty cool to walk around see all the familiar faces (on display)."

Frazier, of course, has now become an integral part of the Reds, replacing Scott Rolen at third base. He burst onto the scene in 2012 hitting .273/.331/.498 with 19 home runs and 67 RBI while playing third, first, left field, right field, and designated hitter. He came up huge while Joey Votto was out with a knee injury. Last year, Frazier cooled off a bit hitting just .234/.314/.407 with 19 homers and 73 ribbies. The Reds would definitely like for him to regain his 2012 form.

Anyways, congratulations to Todd Frazier. He's one of my favorite people and an all-around fan favorite. I hope he also got his plague engraved with @FlavaFraz21.

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