Frank Thomas Stats

Frank Thomas was born on Monday, May 27, 1968, in Columbus, Georgia. Thomas was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 2, 1990, with the Chicago White Sox. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Frank Thomas baseball stats page.

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"I think respect is what you earn on the field. I just think a lot of people have taken for granted what I've done on the field and think, 'Oh, he just naturally does that.' I've worked my butt off, and at times we all want to be rewarded, but we all know sometimes things aren't fair." - Frank Thomas in USA Today Sports Weekly (March 3-9, 2004)

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Frank "The Big Hurt" Thomas Autograph on a 1990 Score (#86T)

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Birth Name:
Frank Edward Thomas ( Twitter : @TheBigHurt_35 )
Nickname:
Big Hurt
Born On:
05-27-1968  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Columbus, Georgia
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Columbus High School (Columbus, GA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-05
Player Weight Chart Weight:
275
First Game:
08-02-1990 (Age 22)
Last Game:
08-29-2008
Draft:
1989 : 1st Round (7th)

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Frank Thomas Pitching Stats

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Frank Thomas Hitting Stats

1990 22 White Sox 60 191 39 63 11 3 7 0 31 44 0 54 0 3 2 5 .330 .454 .529
1991 23 White Sox 158 559 104 178 31 2 32 1 109 138 13 112 0 2 1 20 .318 .453 .553
1992 24 White Sox 160 573 108 185 46 2 24 0 115 122 6 88 0 11 5 19 .323 .439 .536
1993 25 White Sox 153 549 106 174 36 0 41 1 128 112 23 54 0 13 2 10 .317 .426 .607
1994 26 White Sox 113 399 106 141 34 1 38 1 101 109 12 61 0 7 2 15 .353 .487 .729
1995 27 White Sox 145 493 102 152 27 0 40 0 111 136 29 74 0 12 6 14 .308 .454 .606
1996 28 White Sox 141 527 110 184 26 0 40 1 134 109 26 70 0 8 5 25 .349 .459 .626
1997 29 White Sox 146 530 110 184 35 0 35 0 125 109 9 69 0 7 3 15 .347 .456 .611
1998 30 White Sox 160 585 109 155 35 2 29 1 109 110 2 93 0 11 6 14 .265 .381 .480
1999 31 White Sox 135 486 74 148 36 0 15 0 77 87 13 66 0 8 9 14 .305 .414 .471
2000 32 White Sox 159 582 115 191 44 0 43 2 143 112 18 94 0 8 5 13 .328 .436 .625
2001 33 White Sox 20 68 8 15 3 0 4 0 10 10 2 12 0 1 0 0 .221 .316 .441
2002 34 White Sox 148 523 77 132 29 1 28 0 92 88 2 115 0 10 7 10 .252 .361 .472
2003 35 White Sox 153 546 87 146 35 0 42 1 105 100 4 115 0 4 12 11 .267 .390 .562
2004 36 White Sox 74 240 53 65 16 0 18 0 49 64 3 57 0 1 6 2 .271 .434 .563
2005 37 White Sox 34 105 19 23 3 0 12 0 26 16 0 31 0 3 0 2 .219 .315 .590
2006 38 Athletics 137 466 77 126 11 0 39 0 114 81 3 81 0 6 6 13 .270 .381 .545
2007 39 Blue Jays 155 531 63 147 30 0 26 2 95 81 3 94 0 5 7 14 .277 .377 .480
2008 40 Blue Jays 16 60 7 10 1 0 3 1 11 11 0 13 0 0 1 3 .167 .306 .333
2008 40 Athletics 55 186 20 49 6 1 5 0 19 28 0 44 0 1 2 6 .263 .364 .387
19 Years 2,322 8,199 1,494 2,468 495 12 521 11 1,704 1,667 168 1,397 0 121 87 225 .301 .419 .555

Frank Thomas

Frank Thomas Fielding Stats

1990 White Sox 1B 51 51 1,263 459 9.0 454 428 26 5 53 n/a n/a n/a .989 9.71
1991 White Sox 1B 56 56 1,428 488 8.7 486 459 27 2 43 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.19
1992 White Sox 1B 158 157 4,218 1,533 9.7 1,520 1,428 92 13 112 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.73
1993 White Sox 1B 150 149 3,900 1,320 8.8 1,305 1,222 83 15 128 n/a n/a n/a .989 9.03
1994 White Sox 1B 99 99 2,601 787 7.9 780 735 45 7 74 n/a n/a n/a .991 8.10
1995 White Sox 1B 90 89 2,316 779 8.7 772 738 34 7 67 n/a n/a n/a .991 9.00
1996 White Sox 1B 139 139 3,693 1,192 8.6 1,183 1,098 85 9 111 n/a n/a n/a .992 8.65
1997 White Sox 1B 97 97 2,466 799 8.2 788 739 49 11 70 n/a n/a n/a .986 8.63
1998 White Sox 1B 14 14 342 124 8.9 122 116 6 2 12 n/a n/a n/a .984 9.63
1999 White Sox 1B 50 50 1,271 406 8.1 402 386 16 4 38 n/a n/a n/a .990 8.54
2000 White Sox 1B 30 30 775 283 9.4 282 267 15 1 38 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.82
2001 White Sox 1B 3 3 59 22 7.3 21 20 1 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .955 9.61
2002 White Sox 1B 4 4 93 44 11.0 42 38 4 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .955 12.19
2003 White Sox 1B 27 27 627 216 8.0 215 206 9 1 19 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.26
2004 White Sox 1B 4 4 97 34 8.5 34 31 3 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.46
1B Totals 972 969 25,149 8,486 8.7 8,406 7,911 495 80 774 n/a n/a n/a .991 9.02
15 Years 972 969 25,149 8,486 8.7 8,406 7,911 495 80 774 n/a n/a n/a .991 9.02

Frank Thomas

Frank Thomas Miscellaneous Stats

1990 White Sox 0 1 .000 1 0 8 27.3 3.5 6.2 - - -
1991 White Sox 1 2 .333 1 0 101 17.5 5.0 5.1 - - -
1992 White Sox 6 3 .667 1 0 2 23.9 6.5 5.0 - - -
1993 White Sox 4 2 .667 0 0 4 13.4 10.2 4.3 - - -
1994 White Sox 2 3 .400 1 0 13 10.5 6.5 4.0 - - -
1995 White Sox 3 2 .600 3 0 54 12.3 6.7 4.4 - - -
1996 White Sox 1 1 .500 2 0 0 13.2 7.5 3.9 - - -
1997 White Sox 1 1 .500 0 0 49 15.1 7.7 4.2 - - -
1998 White Sox 7 0 1.000 0 0 146 20.2 6.3 5.4 - - -
1999 White Sox 3 3 .500 3 0 83 32.4 7.4 6.3 - - -
2000 White Sox 1 3 .250 2 0 127 13.5 6.2 4.1 - - -
2001 White Sox 0 0 .000 1 0 16 17.0 5.7 6.8 - - -
2002 White Sox 3 0 1.000 5 0 140 18.7 4.5 5.7 - - -
2003 White Sox 0 0 .000 4 0 124 13.0 4.7 5.2 - - -
2004 White Sox 0 2 .000 10 0 65 13.3 4.2 4.9 - - -
2005 White Sox 0 0 .000 12 0 28 8.8 3.4 4.0 - - -
2006 Athletics 0 0 .000 2 0 134 11.9 5.8 4.1 - - -
2007 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 16 0 147 20.4 5.6 5.6 - - -
2008 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 2 0 53 20.0 4.6 5.5 - - -
2008 Athletics 0 0 .000 2 0 16 37.2 4.2 9.8 - - -
19 Years 32 23 .582 68 0 1,310 15.7 5.9 4.8 - - -

Frank Thomas

Frank Thomas Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1990 Chicago White Sox 15 , 35 $100,000.00 - -
1991 Chicago White Sox 35 $120,000.00 - -
1992 Chicago White Sox 35 $620,000.00 - -
1993 Chicago White Sox 35 $1,115,000.00 Stats -
1994 Chicago White Sox 35 $2,755,000.00 Stats n/a
1995 Chicago White Sox 35 $7,150,000.00 Stats -
1996 Chicago White Sox 35 $7,150,000.00 Stats -
1997 Chicago White Sox 35 $7,150,000.00 Stats -
1998 Chicago White Sox 35 $7,000,000.00 - -
1999 Chicago White Sox 35 $7,000,000.00 - -
2000 Chicago White Sox 35 $7,100,000.00 - -
2001 Chicago White Sox 35 $9,927,000.00 - -
2002 Chicago White Sox 35 $9,927,000.00 - -
2003 Chicago White Sox 35 $5,000,000.00 - -
2004 Chicago White Sox 35 $6,000,000.00 - -
2005 Chicago White Sox 35 $8,000,000.00 - -
2006 Oakland Athletics 35 $3,100,000.00 - -
2007 Toronto Blue Jays 35 $5,560,000.00 - -
2008 Toronto Blue Jays 35 $12,560,000.00 - -
2008 Oakland Athletics 35 "     " - -
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Did you know that Frank Thomas was the third Chicago White Sox player in team history to win a Most Valuable Player Award (1st: Nellie Fox , 2nd: Dick Allen ), the first White Sox player to win an MVP unanimously (1993), the only White Sox player to win MVP twice (1993 & 1994), and when The Big Hurt won it in 1994, with his National League counterpart, Jeff Bagwell , the two had an even more unique connection - they have the same identical birthdate?

Frank "The Big Hurt" Thomas, pictured with his "rebar bat" below, was one of the most dominant players of the 1990s who was appropriately nicknamed by former player turned broadcaster Ken Harrelson in 1992. JoBaseball Almanac as we take a look at some numbers of interest as they relate to one of the most dominant designated hitters / first baseman Major League history:
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Frank Thomas "Rebar" Bat | 2001 Upper Deck | Photoshopped by Baseball Almanac

1 - Frank Thomas was the first player in Major League history to win two Silver Slugger Awards David Ortiz .

4 - Frank Thomas was a 4-time American League Silver Slugger Award winner (1991/DH, 1993/1B, 1994/1B & 2000/DH). A 4-time American League on-base percentage leader (1991, 1992, 1994 & 1997). A 4-time American League on-base plus slugging leader (1991, 1992, 1994 & 1997). And a 4-time American League bases on balls leader (1991, 1992, 1994 & 1995).

5 - Frank Thomas finished his career a member of the 500 Home Runs Club , ending with 521 and a .301 batting average. There are only five other players in history who have both hit more home runs and have a higher career batting average than The Big Hurt: Hank Aaron , Jimmie Foxx , Willie Mays , Manny Ramirez , and Babe Ruth .

7 - Frank Thomas had seven consecutive seasons with a .300 batting average and at least 100 walks, 100 runs, 100 runs batted in, and 20 home runs (from 1991 to 1997)! The only other player to have more than five? Ted Williams , with six.

21 - Frank Thomas was the twenty-first player in Major League Baseball history to hit at least 500 home runs , after he hit a first-inning home run at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on June 28, 2007 .

29 - Frank Thomas was intentionally walked twenty-nine times in 1995, tying the American League record for Most Intentional Bases on Balls in Season by a right-handed hitter set by Frank Howard twenty-five years earlier.

35 - Frank Thomas had his #35 retired by the Chicago White Sox on August 29, 2010. The following year, on July 31, the White Sox honored The Big Hurt with a life-size bronze statute on the outfield concourse of U.S. Cellular Field.

243 - Frank Thomas hit his two-hundred forty-third home run as a designated hitter on May 31, 2007 , tying Edgar Martinez for the Major League lead. After a brief two-week slump, The Big Hurt went deep (while playing DH) versus Micah Bowie on June 17, 2007 , setting a new all-time mark.

Frank Thomas Hall of Fame Plaque
Frank Thomas | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 2014 ( HOF )
A true legend in Chicago, when Frank Thomas finished playing he held the all-time White Sox records for total bases (3,949), bases on balls (1,466), runs batted in (1,465), runs scored (1,327), extra base hits (906), home runs (448 / which were actually more than twice any other player in team history), doubles (447), slugging percentage (.568), and on-base percentage (.427).

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