Former Mets manager Joe Frazier dies

Updated: February 17, 2011, 11:19 PM ET
Associated Press

Former New York Mets manager Joe Frazier, who led the team for just one full season before it went into a sharp decline, has died. He was 88.

Frazier's wife, Jean, said Thursday that her husband died Tuesday of a massive heart attack in Broken Arrow, Okla., where he was a longtime resident.

Joe Frazier, who was born in Liberty, N.C., played parts of four seasons in the major leagues as an outfielder for Cleveland, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Baltimore in the early 1950s.

He batted ...

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