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2012 was a huge year from Todd Frazier. This was the year he busted onto the Major League scene out of virtually nowhere to finish third in National League Rookie of the Year voting. Along the way he managed to save a man from choking to death, belted a home run without using his hands and earned his first trip to the postseason. But for Todd Frazier’s wife Jacqueline Frazier, December 14th was the most breathtaking day of 2012. This was the day she had been waiting for her whole life; her weeding day.
“Today is a magical day,” Jacqueline Frazier tweeted, “where I marry my Prince Charming - and have my dreams come true and my happily ever after- I love you Todd Brian.”
The couple was married in Todd Frazier’s hometown, Toms River New Jersey. Jacqueline Frazier is also from New Jersey. It seems the former Little League World Series star just can’t get away from New Jersey. In fact, Jackie Frazier (formerly Verdon) grew up just 20 miles away from Todd Frazier in Freehold, New Jersey.
Both attended Rutgers University as student-athletes. Jacquelyn was part of the gymnastic team and earned herself the EAGL All-Academic Team gymnastics honor back to back years from 2004 till 2008. Back in May 2006, when she was a sophomore, she was awarded the Most Improved Gymnast Award. She was also a member of the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches for Women Academic All-Americans in 2007.
After the wedding, Todd Frazier and Jacqueline Frazier moved into a house they built in … guess where? … that’s right, Toms River, NJ. Fans can still celebrate the couple’s marriage by viewing their wedding website. Congratulations Frazier’s!
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Even though it is still early in his career, Shin-Soo Choo is already one of the more successful players from South Korea. This is somewhat surprising as although we mostly hear about Japanese players, the South Koreans usually have a very good showing at the World Baseball Classic and Olympics. Choo will look to bounce back from an injury-filled 2012 season and be a catalyst for the powerful Cincinnati Reds offense.
Things have often happened quickly in Choo’s life. In 2000, before he even graduated high school in South Korea, the Seattle Mariners signed him. And then there’s the story about Shin-Soo Choo’s wife WonMi Ha Choo. They met in South Korea in 2004 and after just a few months of dating, she moved to the U.S. to be with him.
Choo is a very hard worker and can attribute his good work ethic to his father, who was a boxer. Allegedly part of Choo’s regular workout includes fingertip pushups to strengthen his wrists, which to me just sounds awful.
Shin-Soo and his wife Won now reside in Arizona and honestly, we really can’t figure why that is. The couple has two sons and daughter born in 2005, 2009 and 2011.
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For as consistent of a player that Ryan Ludwick is, he sure seems to switch team often. Just taking a guess here, but I'm sure that has to be pretty annoying. Apparently not if you're Ryan Ludwick's wife Joanie, as it seems like she relishes the task of finding new apartments.
Ludwick started his career in 2002 with Texas, before getting moved to Cleveland in 2003. After settling in with St. Louis, he started getting regular playing time in 2007 and blew up the next year with 37 bombs. Despite his emergence as every day player, he was traded two years later to San Diego in a 2010 deadline deal. I hope he didn't blink, because the very next trade deadline, San Diego shipped him back across the country to Pittsburgh. He didn't stick there, so Ludwick signed a one year deal with Cincinnati. Judging by his stats this year, there's hope he might may not have to pack and leave... at least not right away.
Ludwick first met his wife in 4th grade. But this isn't a story about childhood sweethearts. Both Ryan and Joanie continued on with their respective life's until their paths crossed again after college. They were married in 2003 and built a home in Texas. They have one son, Stetson, who was born in 2008.