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us: Thomas, Frank, 1968-


  • [Thomas was known for his menacing home run power; he routinely swung a rusted piece of rebar that he reportedly found during a renovation project in Old Comiskey Park in the on-deck circle. Thomas played college baseball and college football for the Auburn Tigers of Auburn University. He retired February 12, 2010. Playing in Major League Baseball, Thomas played for the Chicago White Sox (1990-2005), Oakland Athletics (2006, 2008), and Toronto Blue Jays (2007-2008). He is a five-time All-Star (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997), four-time Silver Slugger Award winner (1991, 1993, 1994, 2000), and two-time AL MVP (1993, 1994). He won the AL batting title in 1997, was named AL Comeback Player of the Year in 2000, and his uniform number was retired by the White Sox. He is now a commentator for Comcast SportsNet White Sox broadcasts.] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Thomas_%28designated_hitter%29

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    • us: Thomas, Frank Edward, 1968-
    • us: Big Hurt (Baseball player), 1968-
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    • found: Cox, T. Frank Thomas, 1994: CIP t.p. (Frank Thomas) galley (b. 05-27-68 in Columbus, GA)
    • found: Gutman, B. Frank Thomas, 1996: CIP t.p. (Frank Thomas) galley (Frank Edward Thomas)
    • found: retrosheet.org, July 15, 2004 (Frank Thomas, 1st baseman/DH with the White Sox, 1990- )
    • found: Wikipedia website, 8 January 2014: Frank Thomas (designated hitter) page (Frank Edward Thomas, Jr. (born May 27, 1968) is a retired American professional baseball player. A designated hitter and first baseman, Thomas became one of baseball's biggest stars in the 1990s. Broadcaster Ken Harrelson nicknamed Thomas "The Big Hurt" in the 1992 season. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot possible, when he became eligible on January 8, 2014.) {http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Thomas_%28designated_hitter%29}
    • found: National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum website, 8 January 2014: Frank Thomas entry (Frank Edward Thomas; born May 27, 1968, Columbus, Georgia; elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers in 2014) {http://baseballhall.org/hof/thomas-frank}
  • General Notes

    • [Thomas was known for his menacing home run power; he routinely swung a rusted piece of rebar that he reportedly found during a renovation project in Old Comiskey Park in the on-deck circle. Thomas played college baseball and college football for the Auburn Tigers of Auburn University. He retired February 12, 2010. Playing in Major League Baseball, Thomas played for the Chicago White Sox (1990-2005), Oakland Athletics (2006, 2008), and Toronto Blue Jays (2007-2008). He is a five-time All-Star (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997), four-time Silver Slugger Award winner (1991, 1993, 1994, 2000), and two-time AL MVP (1993, 1994). He won the AL batting title in 1997, was named AL Comeback Player of the Year in 2000, and his uniform number was retired by the White Sox. He is now a commentator for Comcast SportsNet White Sox broadcasts.] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Thomas_%28designated_hitter%29
  • Editorial Notes

    • [Do not confuse with Frank Thomas, b. June 11, 1929, played 1951-1966.]
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    • 1994-03-17: new
    • 2014-01-09: revised
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