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#1 BeeZee

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Posted February 12, 2010 - 11:30 AM

CHICAGO -- Frank Thomas has announced his retirement following a 19-season career in which he hit 521 homers and won two American League MVP awards with the Chicago White Sox.

The Big Hurt made the announcement Friday. Considering he didn't play last season, the news was hardly shocking.

With his power and ability to hit for a high average, Thomas figures to land in the Hall of Fame when he becomes eligible.

A five-time All-Star who batted .301, Thomas is tied for 18th with Ted Williams and Willie McCovey on baseball's home run list while driving in 1,704 runs. And in an era clouded by performance-enhancing drugs, he was outspoken against their use.

Thomas, 41, split his final three seasons between Oakland and Toronto, but he'll be remembered most for a 16-year run with the White Sox.


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Posted February 12, 2010 - 11:32 AM

a 1st ballot HOF for sure

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Posted February 12, 2010 - 11:40 AM

Agree imo 1st ballot as well.

He put up monster numbers and was one of best players of the 90's
From 91' to 97' he avg 35hrs 117rbis with a .330 avg, with 94' and 95' being strike years or else he would of avg near 40hrs and 120 rbis. Now that's what Pujols has been doing through the whole 2000s.
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Posted February 12, 2010 - 12:15 PM

Great career. Big HURT!!

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Posted February 12, 2010 - 02:56 PM

Dam this dude played longer than some members been alive. Great career!

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Posted February 12, 2010 - 02:57 PM

Dam this dude played longer than some members been alive. Great career!

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