Frank Thomas (1990-2005)
Thomas, also known as the “Big Hurt,” left his mark on the Chicago White Sox, both on and off the field. His two-decade-long association with the team, spanning from 1990 to 2005, transformed the franchise and solidified his legacy as one of the greatest hitters in baseball history.
On the field, Thomas’s impact was staggering. A powerhouse at the plate, he showcased remarkable consistency and power, earning two American League MVP awards in 1993 and 1994. His offensive prowess propelled the White Sox to newfound success, including postseason appearances in 1993 and 2000. His blend of power, patience, and discipline made him an iconic figure in the team’s history.
Off the field, Thomas’s influence extended beyond his playing days. He maintained a charismatic and approachable demeanor that endeared him to fans and teammates alike. Thomas’s leadership and commitment to the community further solidified his status as a beloved figure in Chicago sports lore.
His impact is still felt within the White Sox organization. His number 35 jersey was retired as a tribute to his contributions in 2010.