White Sox Star Todd Frazier On Little League, His New Jersey Roots And Frank Sinatra

Chicago White Sox's Todd Frazier (21) is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a solo home run off of Texas Rangers' Cole Hamels in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Arlington, Texas.
Chicago White Sox's Todd Frazier (21) is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a solo home run off of Texas Rangers' Cole Hamels in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. Tony Gutierrez / AP Photo
Chicago White Sox's Todd Frazier (21) is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a solo home run off of Texas Rangers' Cole Hamels in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Arlington, Texas.
Chicago White Sox's Todd Frazier (21) is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a solo home run off of Texas Rangers' Cole Hamels in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. Tony Gutierrez / AP Photo

White Sox Star Todd Frazier On Little League, His New Jersey Roots And Frank Sinatra

White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier joined the team this year after five seasons with the Cincinnati Reds. 

As he gets settled in Chicago and at U.S. Cellular Field, he sat down with WBEZ sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout for a heart-to-heart on growing up in a blue-collar community in New Jersey, winning the home run derby at last year’s All Star game and staying driven on and off the field.

He also gives us some insight into why he chose a Frank Sinatra tune as his walk-up song.