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Frazier Hall

School

Southern

Position
First Base, Catcher, Designated Hitter
Major
Business Management
AVG
.423
R
47
H
69
FLD%
.981
RBI
58
Frazier Hall

Classroom

Frazier Hall is a communications major with an emphasis in broadcasting.  Someday Hall wants to “talk baseball” for a living on ESPN or the MLB Channel. In 2010 Hall was on the Dean’s List and is considered by his professors as a “communications student that is gifted with enormous potential.”  Hall would like to tie in his communications skills with his community too. He plans on being a spokesman for any benevolent or charitable organization that he believes in that his baseball platform will allow.

Character

Hall has demonstrated exemplary character and leadership.  He received a crash course in leadership when he had to operate outside his middle child comfort zone (when his big brother had a brain tumor, surgery and intense recovery) and become the “first born” or “older brother” for his two younger siblings, as well as his big brother’s support. Hall gave up football in high school so he could help his older brother achieve his dream of playing football again.  Hall attended every single practice and game.  At practice he was his brother’s personal “translator” because his brother lost half of his word bank and all of his short term memory as a result of the surgery. Hall was one of the key elements for Coach Roger Cador’s strategy to truly diversify his baseball team.  Cador felt that if he could sign Hall because of his baseball skills and leadership potential that he could build a program that mirrored the major leagues. As a student Hall is well known throughout the Southern University campus.  He is seen as a humble individual that is willing to stand up for what is good and right.  His classmates like to team up with him on class projects because they know that he will find a way through or around obstacles.  In the classroom or on the field, Hall’s work ethic always stands out.  He makes it a practice to lead by example. Hall continually volunteers for community supported baseball clinics.  At one clinic he took note of a kid that was a catcher with ability, but was completely unequipped with proper baseball catcher’s gear.  It was obvious that the kid couldn’t afford the expense of good equipment, so Hall gave him his favorite and newly broken in catcher’s glove.

Community

Hall has demonstrated exemplary involvement in the Baton Rouge, LA (Southern University), Waterloo, IA (Northwoods League) and Lacrosse, WI (Northwoods League) communities where he has played baseball. Hall sees his baseball talent and capabilities as gifts from God that he is responsible for stewarding and using to uplift others.  He was compelled to choose a school where he could live at home and contribute to both his family and local community. Hall’s character was tempered when his older brother (Ben) was found with a brain tumor. It left Hall with the reality of his big brother Ben being totally disabled. Fortunately, the tumor found in Ben’s head turned out to be non-cancerous, but it left Ben with an enormous challenge to return to normalcy. In his big brother’s recovery, Hall was an eyewitness to the discrimination of the “challenged” or “handicapped.” It was then when Hall made a pact with himself to reach out to those who were discriminated against at no fault of their own, using his All-American and All-SWAC platform to reach out to individuals on his own, “without any one looking.” As an example, when he was playing with the Waterloo Bucks, Hall befriended a 40-year-old man, Tony, who was autistic.  Tony would attend every home game since his discovery of the Waterloo Bucks baseball team.  Hall would “hang out” with Tony after batting practice and before and after the games.  He would always grab an extra snack box before game and dinner box after game for Tony and would eat it with him.  Hall’s outreach was much appreciated by Tony’s aging parents that still took care of him. Hall’s deeds didn’t go unnoticed by the Waterloo fans.  He was considered a “fan favorite” because of the way he treated Tony and numerous other fans, especially the young kids.  When Hall returned to Waterloo as a Lacrosse Logger in 2010 summer season, in his first at bat he hit a homerun and a large contingency of the Bucks fans gave him a standing ovation and cheered him on.  In Baton Rouge, Waterloo and Lacrosse, Hall has always been considered an approachable player, primarily because he recognized the fans as “customers” and takes the time to become part of their lives, even if is in simple conversation and remembering their first names. Hall started an FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) chapter at Southern University in the 2010 fall semester. He reached out to Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge for its support because its “heart and soul is to be a healing place for a hurting world”.  Hall wants to see his fellow athletes reach their potential and FCA may just be a stepping stone for some of them.

Competition

Hall was a Louisville Slugger freshman All-American, an All-SWAC selection two years in a row, SWAC Player of the Year and was named to the All-Louisiana Team. In 2010 he led the league in nearly every offensive and defensive category. He was considered the starting catcher at Southern but was moved to first base to fill a gap.  When that gap was filled he was moved to third base to fill yet another gap.  And, all the time this was going on he was still splitting time at catcher. In 2009 Hall started the season at first base.  He was required to play half the season at catcher due to the hand injury of teammate Michael Thomas (C), 12th round MLB Draft pick of the Boston Red Sox.  Having played only half the season at first base, he was still named to the first All-SWAC Team.In 2008, Hall’s freshman season at Southern, he was used as a true utility player because of his offensive and defensive skills.  He traded time with Michael Thomas (C), 12th round pick of the Boston Red Sox, and Calvin Anderson (1B), 13th round pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates.