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Hitmen77
08-02-2010, 10:04 AM
August 2, 1990 (20 years ago today) was a big day for the White Sox. Future Hall of Famer Frank Thomas made his major league debut vs. the Brewers in Milwaukee!

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=199008021MIL

By the way, this was also Alex Fernandez's first game with the White Sox.

WizardsofOzzie
08-02-2010, 10:27 AM
0-4?? What a bum! :redneck

RhubarbStew
08-02-2010, 10:42 AM
I was there. I'll never forget.

TomBradley72
08-02-2010, 10:44 AM
i was there. I'll never forget.

At the game 8/3 for his first major league hit.

sox1970
08-02-2010, 10:49 AM
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VeeckAsInWreck
08-02-2010, 11:10 AM
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I couldn't help but notice that Sammy Sosa and his Jheri Curl were on deck.

ChiSoxGirl
08-02-2010, 11:14 AM
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Look how thin he is! :mg:

It was around this time that I really started paying attention to the Sox on a regular basis. Shortly after Frank Thomas came Robin Ventura, thus beginning my love for this team.

Red Barchetta
08-02-2010, 03:39 PM
I really liked that team! Ozzie, Fisk, Thomas, Ventura, McDowell, Fernandez, etc. Even Torborg. Too bad we didn't have the 3 divisions and wildcard as we always had to chase the steroid-lead A's of the that era.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
08-02-2010, 03:43 PM
0-4?? What a bum! :redneck

I wonder if WSI had existed in 1990, we'd have people complaining after that game that Frank should be shipped out before he hurts his trade value, and that Carlos Martinez will do fine once Greg Walker leaves the active roster and becomes the hitting coach.

downstairs
08-02-2010, 04:26 PM
I wonder if WSI had existed in 1990, we'd have people complaining after that game that Frank should be shipped out before he hurts his trade value, and that Carlos Martinez will do fine once Greg Walker leaves the active roster and becomes the hitting coach.

Fire Jeff Torborg!

WhiteSox5187
08-02-2010, 05:20 PM
Look how thin he is! :mg:

It was around this time that I really started paying attention to the Sox on a regular basis. Shortly after Frank Thomas came Robin Ventura, thus beginning my love for this team.

I'm pretty sure Robin was up the whole year in 1990 and was playing with the Sox in 1989.

jdm2662
08-02-2010, 05:31 PM
I'm pretty sure Robin was up the whole year in 1990 and was playing with the Sox in 1989.

Robin was indeed on the team the entire 1990 season. Despite his major struggles in the first half, the team stuck with him. I believe he was 0-41 at one point.

sox1970
08-02-2010, 05:43 PM
Robin was indeed on the team the entire 1990 season. Despite his major struggles in the first half, the team stuck with him. I believe he was 0-41 at one point.

Yep. Ventura was drafted the year before Frank, and was up in late 1989. The 0-41 was in April/May of 1990, but this seems to be lost on Hawk Harrelson who continues to say Ventura started his career 0-41.

Dibbs
08-02-2010, 06:25 PM
Frank would still be better than Kotsay or Jones today. Time goes by fast.

MisterB
08-02-2010, 06:48 PM
Frank would still be better than Kotsay or Jones today. Time goes by fast.

And the "Great DH Debate of 2010" infects yet another thread...

:gah:

Hitmen77
08-02-2010, 08:44 PM
I couldn't help but notice that Sammy Sosa and his Jheri Curl were on deck.

I know that Sammy was a fraud, but you're looking at two guys in that video clip who hit a combined 1100+ major league home runs.

Note how Frank started off wearing #15 for the Sox. I remember that he switched to #35 soon afterward. Does anyone know why he changed numbers?

ChiSoxGirl
08-02-2010, 10:28 PM
I'm pretty sure Robin was up the whole year in 1990 and was playing with the Sox in 1989.

Uh oh. Apparently, my fan card needs to be revoked. :redface: