George Frazier to be honored at Rocky Mountain SABR annual banquet on Saturday night at Coors Field; Sam Fuld and Dan Evans will speak, Jason Hirsh will be MC
DENVER — Longtime Rockies broadcast analyst George Frazier, who retired at the end of this season after 19 seasons, will receive the Longevity in Baseball Award at the 18th annual banquet of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research at Coors Field on Saturday night.
Frazier pitched in the Majors for 10 seasons (1978-87) with the Cardinals, Yankees, Indians, Cubs and Twins. He made trips to the World Series and completed his career with a championship ring with the Twins in 1987. Frazier broadcast Major League games with Home Sports Entertainment, the Baseball Network, ESPN and the Minnesota Twins regional network, and covered collegiate baseball and football as well.
While broadcasting Rockies games for rightsholders Fox Sports Rocky Mountain and Root Sports, Frazer also called national telecasts for Fox Family and Fox Sports.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Athletics outfielder Sam Fuld, and the featured speaker will be longtime baseball executive and longtime SABR member Dan Evans, who was instrumental in building this year’s American League East champion Blue Jays. Former Rockies pitcher Jason Hirsh, a pregame and postgame analyst with Root Sports, is master of ceremonies.
The event also features a silent auction. Doors open Saturday at 5 p.m., the silent auction and happy hour starts at 6, and the dinner and program begin at 7.
— Thomas Harding