R.I.P. Joe Frazier
February 18th, 2011 by slangon

No. Not the boxer. Former Mets manager Joe Frazier passed away on Tuesday of a massive heart attack.

Mr. Frazier wasn’t the most well known of Mets skippers. As a matter of fact, he was sandwiched in between 2 of the most famous of Mets managers, Yogi Berra and Joe Torre. Joe led the team for all of the 1976 season and 45 games into the 1977 season. He was semi-successful in 1976, leading the team to an 86-76 record and 3rd place. After a 15-30 start in 1977, he was fired and replaced by player/manager Joe Torre.

Joe also played 4 seasons in the Majors, in 1947 and from 1954-56. He played for the Indians, the Cardinals, the Reds and the Orioles. His most successful year in the majors was 1954, when he posted a batting line of .295/.388/.500 in 81 games (103 at-bats).

My condolences go out to the Frazier family.

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