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February 12, 2010

Sox to retire Frank Thomas’ #35 on August 29

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ February 12, 2010 12:18 pm
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whitesox.com:

Frank Thomas, who officially announced his retirement on Thursday night, will have his No. 35 retired during an on-field ceremony on Aug. 29, when the White Sox celebrate “Frank Thomas Day” as they host the Yankees at 1:05 p.m. CT.

… Along with Hall of Famers Mel Ott, Babe Ruth and Ted Williams, Thomas is one of just four players in baseball history to have a .300 average with 500 home runs, 1,500 RBIs, 1,000 runs scored and 1,500 walks in his career. He is a four-time Silver Slugger Award winner (1991, 1993, 1994, 2000), and he was named the 2000 AL Comeback Player of the Year.

9 others have been retired:

Thomas becomes the 10th player to have his number retired by the White Sox. His No. 35 joins Nos. 2 (Nellie Fox), 3 (Harold Baines), 4 (Luke Appling), 9 (Minnie Minoso), 11 (Luis Aparicio, though it has been un-retired for the 2010 season for veteran shortstop Omar Vizquel), 16 (Ted Lyons), 19 (Billy Pierce), 42 (Jackie Robinson) and 72 (Carlton Fisk).

Reifert has pics and vids from Frank’s press conference on his tweeter feed.

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1 Comment »

  1. Was Frank Thomas the best player during the Steroid Era? Check out this article

    http://themostinterestingmen.blogspot.com/2010/02/best-non-steroid-user-during-steroid.html

    Comment by nickszafranski — February 14, 2010 @ February 14, 2010 10:59 am | Reply


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