Jul 27, 2014; Cooperstown, NY, USA; Hall of Fame inductees Tom Glavine (left), Frank Thomas (center), and Gred Maddux (left) pose with their Hall of Fame plaques during the class of 2014 national baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony at National Baseball Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
The greatest player to ever wear a Chicago White Sox uniform, Frank Thomas, was enshrined into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Sunday. Thomas played for the White Sox from 1990-2005.
Jul 27, 2014; Cooperstown, NY, USA; Hall of Fame inductee Frank Thomas plaque is installed after the class of 2014 national baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony at National Baseball Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
Here is the inscription of the Hall of Fame plaque for Thomas:
Frank Edward Thomas
“The Big Hurt”
Chicago, A.L. 1990-2005; Oakland, A.L. 2006, 2008; Toronto, A.L. 2007-08
"An imposing figure at the plate and in the field, combined powerful swing and exceptional batting eye to become one of the game’s most feared hitters. In each of his first seven full seasons, posted .300 average, 100 walks, 100 runs, 100 RBI and 20 home runs, a first. Won back-to-back A.L. Most Valuable Player awards in 1993-94. Led A.L. in on-base percentage four times, walks four times and claimed batting title in 1997. A .301 lifetime batter. Five-time All-Star whose drive for excellence produced 521 home runs and 1,704 RBI."