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Frazier throws first pitch at Gulf Coast in honor of field rededication

PUBLISHED: MAR. 28, 2017 at 9:04 PM CDT

Tuesday was a big night at Frazier Field on the Gulf Coast campus.

Not only are Jeff Johnson and his Chipola Indians, at 10-2 and atop the panhandle standings, Gulf Coast coming in 3-5 and in fourth place.

Before this game, the folks at Gulf Coast deciding to do a rededication of their ball fields, the softball field, Joe Tom King Field, and the baseball field, Frazier Field.

The latter named after former G.C. head coach Bill Frazier, who led the program from 1968 to 1992, winning 881 games.

He passed away hours after finishing a doubleheader against Chipola which clinched a state berth for his team that season.

Tuesday, Bill's wife Jeannie tossed out the first pitch to mark the rededication of the field.

"Oh it means everything to me," Jeannie Frazier said. "Our first field was over there, with the girls. And then they built this one, it's wonderful. It's a great tribute to my husband."

"For years and years my dad always dreamed of having a ball field with lights and they finally built this field, and he got his lights," Scott Frazier, son of Jeannie and Bill Frazier, said. "And this was his baby. He loved Joe Tom King Field, but this was his baby and he was excited about it. To see them still have his name on it and get it rededicated today, I just think it's a great honor for a great man."

Nicely done Mrs. Frazier.