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Frank Thomas
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Frank Thomas in 1997
First baseman / designated hitter
Born: May 27, 1968 (1968-05-27) (age 53)
Columbus, Georgia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
debut
August 2, 1990, for the Chicago White Sox
Last appearance
August 29, 2008, for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
Batting average .301
Hits 2,468
Home runs 521
Runs batted in 1,704
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Star (1993–1997)
  • 4× Silver Slugger Award (1991, 1993, 1994, 2000)
  • 2× AL MVP (1993, 1994)
  • AL Comeback Player of the Year (2000)
  • AL batting champion (1997)
  • Home Run Derby champion (1995)
  • Chicago White Sox #35 retired
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Induction 2014
Vote 83.7% (first ballot)

Frank Thomas (born May 27, 1968) is a former American Major League Baseball player who spent most of his career with the Chicago White Sox. Near the end of his career, he also played with the Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays. He hit his 500th career home run on June 28, 2007. He was the 21st person to hit 500 home runs.

Thomas was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014, and will officially enter the Hall on July 27.

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