Classy 11-Year MLB Veteran Retires

Saying "it’s very hard to let go... it’s one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever made in my life," two-time All-Star, 11-year major league veteran Todd Frazier has officially retired. 

The capper on Frazier's career came at the 2021 Summer Olympics, when he helped Team USA take home a Silver Medal at the Tokyo Games. “I wanted to go out on a high note,” said Frazier

His 11-year career included stops with 6 teams, though he spent five years, and notched both All-Star selections, as a Cincinnati Red. His best season came in 2016 with the Chicago White Sox, when he blasted 40 HR along with 98 RBIs. He also spent time with the New York Mets and Yankees. He totaled 218 career home runs.

He had some great moments, including winning the 2015 Home Run Derby on his home field at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati. 

But in the end, the 36-year-old wants to be remembered for the way he played the game, and his love of the game. 

“I wanted that kid that came to a game for the first time … and looked at me and said, ‘Dad, I want to be like that guy when I grow up because he plays the game the right way, he’s happy, he’s smiling and he’s a guy that loves and cherishes every moment and every minute on the field.’ "

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