Frazier reflects on Yogi Berra
Reds third baseman and New Jersey native Todd Frazier got to meet Yogi Berra as a 12-year-old kid. Frazier went to the Yogi Berra Museum in Montclair, N.J., with his Toms River team after it won the 1998 Little League World Series. Berra also lived much of his life in New Jersey.
Late Tuesday night, the Yankees great and Hall of Fame catcher died at the age of 90 of natural causes.
“He signed everybody’s ball, anything you had. He was very gracious,” Frazier said on Wednesday. “He was one of the best catchers that ever played this game. He stuck to his roots. He’s a guy you could look up to for sure. He loved the Yankees. He had a passion for the game that you can’t not look up to a guy like that. It’s a sad day for baseball, especially in New York. They had a lot of fans that really enjoyed listening to his quirky sayings. He’s a good guy. God rest his soul.”