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Frank Thomas

 
 

#35 Retired by White Sox, 2010

  • Batted .301 in his career, won two American League Most Valuable Player awards and one batting title.
  • Member of the the White Sox World Series championship team in 2005.
  • Seven consecutive seasons of .300 average, 100 walks, 100 runs, 100 RBI, and 20 home runs (1991-1997).
  • Five-time All-Star, and winner of the 1995 All-Star Home Run Derby.

White Sox Franchise Records, Career

Home Runs
448

Runs Batted In
1,465

Runs Scored
1,327

Walks
1,466

Doubles
447

On-Base Percentage
.427

Slugging Percentage
.568

OPS
.995

Total Bases
3,959

White Sox Franchise Records, Season

Most Home Runs, home
30 (2000)

Most Home Runs, away
25 (1995)

Most Bases on Balls
138 (1991)

Most Intentional Bases on Balls
29 (1995)

Highest Slugging Percentage
.729 (1994)

Highest On-Base Percentage
.487 (1994)

Most Consecutive Hits
10 (1997)

Home Run Milestones

First career home run
August 28, 1990 vs. Minnesota Twins

100-homer club
August 31, 1993 vs. New York Yankees

200-homer club
June 9, 1996 vs. Baltimore Orioles

300-homer club
August 7, 1999 vs. Oakland Athletics

400-homer club
July 25, 2003 vs. Tampa Bay Rays

500-homer club
June 28, 2007 vs. Minnesota Twins

Awards

Player of the Week
9/23/1990, 4/28/1991, 8/4/1991, 5/10/1992, 7/26/1992, 5/29/1994, 7/10/1994, 6/1/1997, 7/13/1997, 6/6/1999, 4/9/2000, 7/16/2000, 8/24/2003, 9/10/2006

Player of the Month
8/1991, 9/1992, 8/1993, 5/1994, 7/1994, 4/1996, 9/1996, 5/1997

American League Silver Slugger
1991, 1993, 1994, 2000

MLB Players Choice AL Comeback Player of the Year
2000, 2006

American League All-Star
1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997

MLB Players Choice AL Outstanding Player
1993, 1994

Home Run Derby Participant
1994, 1995

American League Most Valuable Player
1993, 1994

Major League Player of the Year
1993

Recognition

2014: Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, receiving 83.7 percent of the vote.

Miscellaneous

  • On September 27, 1990, Frank Thomas hit the last home run in old Comiskey Park
  • On April 22, 1991, Frank Thomas hit the first home run in new Comiskey Park
  • First career hit: August 3, 1990
  • First career homerun: August 28, 1990
  • First career grand slam: June 24, 1991
  • Only player in Major League history to have eight consecutive seasons (1991-1998) of a .300 batting average, a .400 on-base percentage, a .500 slugging percentage and at least 100 walks, 100 runs batted in and 20 homeruns
  • Only the 3rd MVP in White Sox history
  • 11th Player in history to win back-to-back MVP awards
  • 1 of 12 players in Major League history to win consecutive MVP awards