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Frank Thomas
WSI's Sox Fans' Hall of Fame
Frank Thomas
First Base/DH.  Chicago White Sox, 1990-present.
Bats:  right.  Throws:  right.
Born:  5/28/68, Columbus, Georgia.

 

  • Winner of back to back American League M.V.P awards (1993 and 1994), one of only eleven players to ever accomplish the feat, the first in 33 years.  Unanimous winner in 1993.
  • The only player in the modern history of Major League Baseball to bat over .300 with 20 home runs, 100 rbi's, 100 runs scored, and 100 walks for SEVEN CONSECUTIVE seasons.  (Ted Williams was prevented from achieving this due to wartime service).
  • Won 1997 batting title with .347 average.
  • Has scored and walked 100 times in eight seasons, trailing only Babe Ruth (12) and Lou Gehrig (11).
  • Career .443 on-base percentage and .584 slugging average each rank sixth all-time.
  • Amongst active players, currently ranks fourth for batting average (.321), first for on-base percentage (.443), and first for slugging percentage (.584).
  • Hit 519 foot home run in the the 1994 all-star game home run derby, the longest ever.
  • Sox #1 draft pick in 1989, seventh pick overall.
  • First major league game, 8/2/90 vs. Milwaukee.  Hit safely in 45 of 60 games including a 13-game hitting streak.  Finished with highest batting average (.342) of any Sox player since 1942 with at least 200 plate appearances.
  • Our generation's Ted Williams, affectionately known as The Big Hurt.

Chosen by Sox fans as the greatest hall of fame first basemen.

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