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Frank Thomas
Frank Thomas in 1997
First baseman / designated hitter
Born: (1968-05-27) May 27, 1968 (age 52)
Columbus, Georgia
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
August 2, 1990 for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
August 29, 2008 for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
Batting average    .301
Hits    2,468
Home runs    521
Runs batted in    1,704
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Star (1993–1997)
  • 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
  • Member of the National
    Empty Star.svg Empty Star.svg Empty Star.svg Baseball Hall of Fame Empty Star.svg Empty Star.svg Empty Star.svg
    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.