Jul 26, 2014; Cooperstown, NY, USA; Hall of Fame Inductee Frank Thomas arrives with his wife and son at National Baseball Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
AL MVP: 1993
In the first of his two MVP seasons, Thomas in ’93 was also an All-Star and won a Silver Slugger award. The now Hall of Famer played in 153 games that season (his third full in the majors) and finished with a .317 average with a .426 on-base percentage and .607 slugging percentage.
The ’93 season saw Thomas have 549 at-bats with 106 runs and 174 hits. Of those hits, 36 were doubles and 41 were home runs. What also stands out for the first baseman/designated hitter is his OPS was 1.033, and he collected 333 total bases.
Also in ’93, Thomas had a WAR (wins above replacement) of 6.2, a tick lower than his WAR for ’91 and ’92, which was 6.9 each season.
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Thomas was a huge part of the successful ’93 season that saw the White Sox win the AL West with an overall record of 94-68.
The White Sox lost in the ALCS in six games to the Toronto Blue Jays.
In the ’93 voting, Thomas had all 28 first-place votes and totaled 392 points in the voting. Next in line was Toronto’s Paul Molitor with 209 points. White Sox teammate Jack McDowell finished ninth in the voting with 51 points.
Also receiving some points in the voting was teammate Alex Fernandez with four points to finish 21st in the voting.