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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 knowing what was going on, it makes me much more proud of my career,” he said. “I competed in that era. I played at a high level in that era. There are a lot of great players, but as it unfolds, a lot of it was not the real deal. I know 100 percent I was the real deal.”
Bonds, Sosa and Clemens were denied in their first year of eligibility amid suspicions by some voters that their accomplishments were boosted by performance-enhancing drugs. Mark McGwire, 10th on the career home run list, received 16.9 percent of the vote on his seventh try, far short of the 75 percent needed for election.
“I wouldn’t say I feel bad for...
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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.
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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...
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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...