Todd Frazier honors James Gandolfini

Blair Johnson
Yahoo! Sports Minute Blog
Todd Frazier honors James Gandolfini
Todd Frazier honors James Gandolfini

Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier is a proud New Jersey native. A star for the Toms River team that won the 1998 Little League World Series, Frazier was also a standout at Rutgers University before becoming a Major Leaguer. Out of his loyalty to the Garden State (and as a nod to his grandparents), Frazier uses a couple Frank Sinatra tunes ("Come Fly With Me" and "Fly Me To The Moon") as his "batting songs." But when the 27-year old heard about James Gandolfini's passing Wednesday, Frazier changed things up.

True to his tweets, the strums of Alabama 3's "Woke Up This Morning" – aka the theme song for "The Sopranos" – were heard over the Great American Ballpark's p.a. system as Frazier approached the plate against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The infielder/outfielder went 1-for-3 in the 5-3 loss to the Buccos. But you gotta love his unique tribute to the iconic actor - right down to his pregame tweet.

Meanwhile in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James scored 37 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 to capture the franchise's second straight championship.

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Finally, Abby Wambach surpassed Mia Hamm as the all-time goal scorer in international soccer as the United States women's national team defeated South Korea 5-0. Wambach scored four times and now stands at 160 goals for her career. Hamm had 158.

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