His legacy, however, may be what he did to promote the game.
From raffling car batteries, to bikini nights to even offering nine-course gourmet meals on the infield of the team's stadium, Fraser had ideas that even he called "crazy." His unusual ways proved successful, as the Hurricanes not only became a winner on the field, but one of the best-known brands in college baseball.
Fraser also played a key role in getting baseball on national television. And now, the College World Series - the entire NCAA tournament, really - is a mainstay on TV, as are hundreds of regular-season games annually.
Fraser was named NCAA coach of the year three times and coached numerous national teams, including the 1992 Olympic team.
Philly File *
Penn State defeated Vermont, 4-2, on Saturday night in front of 19,529 fans at the Wells Fargo Center, the largest crowd for college hockey in Pennsylvania history. The Nittany Lions improved to 9-12 in their first season of Division I play. Flyers draft pick Nick Luukko, a defenseman, had an assist for Vermont (6-12-4). The Wells Fargo Center will host the NCAA Frozen Four in April 2014.
Sport Stops *
Brain Gay won the Humana Challenge in La Quinta, Calif., for his fourth PGA Tour title, beating Charles Howell III with a 5 1/2-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff.
* American Arielle Gold won gold in women's halfpipe at the world snowboarding championship in Stoneham, Quebec.
* Sang-Hwa Lee, of Korea, set a 500-meter world record at the World Cup speedskating event at Calgary's Olympic Oval, finishing in 36.80.
* Americans Julia Mancuso, Leanne Smith and Lindsey Vonn were fifth through seventh at a snow-shortened World Cup super-G in Cortina D'ampezzo, Italy.
* Ted Ligety, of the United States, who is third overall, finished 13th in a World Cup slalom in Wengen, Switzerland.