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VIDEO: Remembering When Todd Frazier Threw His Bat at a Pitch and Hit a Home Run Against the Rockies

By michael obermuller
The home run Todd Frazier threw his bat on in 2012.
The home run Todd Frazier threw his bat on in 2012. / MLB on YouTube
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Todd Frazier is best known for his ability to hit the long ball, launching 214 dingers in his career so far. In 2012, his second year in the league for the Cincinnati Reds, he sent one packing in a unique way.

As you can see, the bat flies out of Frazier's hands as he sends this one into the fifth row of the left-field stands. Great American Ball Park is one of the easier stadiums to hit homers but sheesh, that's not easy to do.

Nicknamed "The Toddfather" by fans and teammates, the slugger shows just how much power he has in a single swing, or bat toss. The Colorado Rockies pitcher is more concerned about getting hit by the piece of lumber than he is about where the ball ended up.

In the end, it just goes down as another long ball for Frazier, but he'll probably remember this one differently. As the color commentator said, "I don't think I've ever seen that before," and we may never see it again.


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Michael Obermuller is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Michael Obermuller also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username king_mizzard. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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