By Steve Serby
July 30, 2017 | 12:48am
New Jersey native Todd Frazier, recently acquired by the Yankees in a trade with the White Sox, takes a swing at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby.
Q: What are your favorite Toms River memories growing up?
A: Oooh man. … We won the national junior peewee Pop Warner championship when I was 8. I won the Punt, Pass and Kick when I was 9. When baseball comes around, it’s crazy. I remember having 2,000 people at our Little League games at 12 years old when we played against the rival Toms River … going to the high school football games which were unbelievable, to scoring 1,000 points. I remember when I scored 1,000 points, both my brothers did the same things, in basketball. Just the friendships I made, and just the love I have for that city.
Q: Why is Toms River so special?
A: I don’t know, man, it’s crazy. It’s a who-knows-who there, to be honest with you. You go to a regular grocery store, everybody’s asking about you, “You’re doing a great job,” this and that. Everybody takes pride in what they do, and especially when it comes to baseball. We run camps all the time in the offseason. We try and give back, me and my brothers, as much as we can, so we can have, hopefully a couple of more Todd Fraziers coming up (smile). It’s just a fun town. It’s a town filled with excitement every day, and sports plays a big role there,
69th Annual Old Timers Day ceremonies will begin approximately at 4pm with the gates opening up at 3pm.
The Tigers Vs. Yankees game will begin at 7pm
The Old-Timers are headlined by Hall of Famers Yogi Berra, Wade Boggs, Whitey Ford, Rich “Goose” Gossage, Rickey Henderson, Reggie Jackson and Joe Torre. Former Yankees and current YES Network broadcasters David Cone, John Flaherty and Paul O’Neill will also be part of the festivities.
Joining the Hall-of-Famers and former Yankees on the baselines will be the widows of five legendary Yankees—Arlene Howard, widow of Elston Howard; Helen Hunter, widow of Jim “Catfish” Hunter; Jill Martin, widow of Billy Martin; Diana Munson, widow of Thurman Munson; and Kay Murcer, widow of Bobby Murcer.
List of those Scheduled to Attend
Jesse Barfield Yogi Berra Ron Blomberg
Brian Boehringer Wade Boggs Scott Bradley
Scott Brosius Dr. Bobby Brown Homer Bush
Chris Chambliss Jim Coates David Cone
Johnny Damon Bucky Dent Al Downing
Brian Doyle Cecil Fielder John Flaherty
Whitey Ford Oscar Gamble Joe Girardi
Rich “Goose” Gossage Ken Griffey Sr. Ron Guidry
Charlie Hayes Rickey Henderson Arlene Howard (Widow)
Helen Hunter (Widow) Reggie Jackson Scott Kamieniecki
Pat Kelly Don Larsen Jim Leyritz
Graeme Lloyd Hector Lopez Jill Martin (Widow)
Lee Mazzilli Stump Merrill Gene “Stick” Michael
Gene Monahan (Trainer) Diana Munson (Widow) Kay Murcer (Widow) Jeff Nelson Paul O’Neill Dan Pasqua
Joe Pepitone Andy Phillips Lou Piniella
Willie Randolph Bobby Richardson Mickey Rivers
Mel Stottlemyre Tanyon Sturtze Joe Torre
Roy White Bernie Williams