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No. Recently Frank Thomas said he thinks he should be a first ballot hall of famer. He says that he did things the right way and has done enough to be in the first time. For reference here is a short list of first ballot hall of famers: Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron. The worst player to ever be voted in the first time according the WAR was Lou Brock at 43 career WAR. Thomas’s is 69.7 which is better than 10-15 first timers. Of course that is ignoring the massive steroid cloud hanging over everyone who has played in the past 20 years. I’ve already written that steroids use, especially when speculated, shouldn’t be considered, but it is. I think Thomas will get in easily. But he’ll have to wait it out just like most everyone else.
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Frank Thomas will appear on the baseball Hall of Fame ballot for the first time next season. With an impressive crop of players joining him on the ballot, Thomas is building up his case saying his numbers are legit. A two-time AL MVP, Thomas played 19 years at the big league level including 16 with the Chicago White Sox.
click here to read his comments about Bonds, Clemens and Sosa.
Frank Thomas is critical of players who used PEDs during their careers. Though he respected them, he says they have fake stats.
This weekend, Frank Thomas said that he was unaware of all the steroid use going on during his career because, and I quote, it was "a secret society. I had no idea. I think I was the one guy that when they were having that conversation they would stop quickly when I walked in the room."
This is how I imagine it went down.
INT. White Sox Clubhouse - MIDNIGHT...
Former MLB slugger Frank Thomas feels pretty good about his Hall of Fame chances when his name appears on the ballot for the first time next year. Thomas is among the many players during the Steroid Era who boasted big power numbers, and some of those players are believed to have been aided by performance-enhancing drugs. However, Thomas claims his numbers are legitimate."Watching...
Two completely different Pittsburgh Pirates teams won World Series Championships 11 years apart in 1960 and 1971. On this date in 1959, the Pirates made a trade with the Cincinnati Reds that would serve the Pirates with three contributors to the 1960 title. The Pirates traded power hitting 3B Frank Thomas to the Reds in exchange for 3B Don Hoak, C Smokey Burgess and RHP Harvey Haddix...
CHICAGO — Retired Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas feels even better about his career after watching steroids-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Roger Clemens fail to gain entry to the Hall of Fame.
“I think I’ve done enough to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer,” he said Saturday at the team’s fan convention.
“Watching all the nonsense unfold and not really...
This morning, I’d like to comment a little on two stories from the weekend, neither of them Mets related because, well, they haven’t done anything.
The first is Stan Musial’s funeral and the second Frank Thomas’ comments from the White Sox’s annual fan convention.
In different ways, both speak to baseball’s history in a profound light. Both return us to a cleaner, simpler...