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White Sox Thu Feb 11 2010

Frank Thomas Hangs It Up

The Big Hurt announced his retirement today. Thomas spent 16 years on the south side of Chicago with the Sox. He finishes with a .301 career batting average, 521 home runs and a .419 OBP. He spent almost his entire career, however he also spent time with Toronto and Oakland from 2006-2008.

He also won back-to-back MVP awards in 1993 and 1994. There is no doubt that Thomas put up hall-of-fame worthy numbers, but the one thing thats preventing his hall-of-fame candidacy from being a shoe is he was a DH for a good majority of his career. If he does get the call for the hall it may open the door for other DH's whose numbers hall worthy.

 
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Brian Lauvray / February 12, 2010 2:23 PM

I honestly thought Thomas had been retired for a minute. Anyway, later Big Hurt, thanks for killing the entire AL in your early years. See you in five years at your Cooperstown induction.

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