Happy Birthday Frank Thomas!!!
‘The Big Hurt’ turns 44 years old today.
I have to say that of all of the players in the 40-ish age group that are no longer active, I think that Frank Thomas still could be a great contributor in the majors today. Thomas was a rare player and his offensive abilities were limitless. Had it not been for injuries that effected his daily performance and eventually prematurely ended his career, Thomas would certainly have gone down as one of the greatest ‘Big Men’ in the sport.
His resume is impressive – a 2-time MVP, 521 home runs, .301 lifetime batting average, 1,704 RBI, 2,468 career hits.
Next up for ‘The Big Hurt’? Cooperstown!!!
Happy Birthday Mr. Thomas!!