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RKMeibalane
02-15-2007, 04:19 PM
With the start of Spring Training this week, it's time once again for a thread to track the progress of the greatest hitter in White Sox history.

Link (http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070211&content_id=1799739&vkey=news_tor&fext=.jsp&c_id=tor)

gobears1987
02-15-2007, 04:56 PM
Brainfart

asboog
02-15-2007, 04:57 PM
That would be kind of hard for him to do since he now plays for Toronto.

RKMeibalane
02-15-2007, 04:57 PM
I really hope he hits #500 when Oakland comes to town in May. He deserves to hit it in front of the fans who have been behind him for 17 seasons and we deserve to be there to see it.

He might do it on that day, but if it happens when Oakland is in town, you won't be able to see it in person, as Frank is now playing with the Blue Jays. :cool:

Jaffar
02-15-2007, 04:58 PM
I really hope he hits #500 when Oakland comes to town in May. He deserves to hit it in front of the fans who have been behind him for 17 seasons and we deserve to be there to see it.

Seriously? When do the Blue Jays come to town?

gobears1987
02-15-2007, 04:59 PM
Seriously? When do the Blue Jays come to town?
D'oH. I know he's on the Jays. That was just a brain fart on my part. Oops

WhiteSox5187
02-15-2007, 05:03 PM
I think Luke Appling was a better hitter

StepsInSC
02-15-2007, 05:12 PM
I think Luke Appling was a better hitter


Not sure how that can really be justified...the only cumulative category Appling beats Thomas in is hits, but that's only by 500 with about 4 more seasons played than Thomas. Granted Appling put the bat on the ball a lot more so he was bound to get more hits. Outside of that and triples, Thomas has dominated Appling - especially in OPS and SLG. Factor in the higher standings generally in MVP ballots, and that leads me to wonder: whatch you talkin' 'bout?

ondafarm
02-15-2007, 07:39 PM
Since the 1999 season, Frank Thomas has hit .326 at the Rogers Centre (29-89) and that includes 04's 2-11 and 05's not getting there at all. .346 without 04s number.

My guess is Frank sees the ball exceptionally well at Rogers, pretty much always has and will absolutely be a force there, especially hitting in that lineup.

My question is: does the Big Man have another 40 homer season in him or is it 2 more seasons? Two more 40 season and he'd be in range of 600 in his option year.

He'd also probably pummel the Red Sox and Yankees, which I'd delight in.

DumpJerry
02-15-2007, 07:57 PM
Seriously? When do the Blue Jays come to town?
www.whitesox.com (http://www.whitesox.com) click on "schedule"

DSpivack
02-16-2007, 12:47 AM
Not sure how that can really be justified...the only cumulative category Appling beats Thomas in is hits, but that's only by 500 with about 4 more seasons played than Thomas. Granted Appling put the bat on the ball a lot more so he was bound to get more hits. Outside of that and triples, Thomas has dominated Appling - especially in OPS and SLG. Factor in the higher standings generally in MVP ballots, and that leads me to wonder: whatch you talkin' 'bout?

While I do think Frank the best hitter in Sox history, a better argument would be Joe Jackson than Luke Appling.

fusillirob1983
02-16-2007, 01:02 AM
D'oH.

The correct spelling of Frank's position is DH.

RKMeibalane
02-25-2007, 04:14 PM
Link (http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070225&content_id=1815149&vkey=spt2007news&fext=.jsp&c_id=tor)

Interesting comments from Frank regarding his last few seasons with the Sox.

balke
02-25-2007, 05:52 PM
Since the 1999 season, Frank Thomas has hit .326 at the Rogers Centre (29-89) and that includes 04's 2-11 and 05's not getting there at all. .346 without 04s number.

My guess is Frank sees the ball exceptionally well at Rogers, pretty much always has and will absolutely be a force there, especially hitting in that lineup.

My question is: does the Big Man have another 40 homer season in him or is it 2 more seasons? Two more 40 season and he'd be in range of 600 in his option year.

He'd also probably pummel the Red Sox and Yankees, which I'd delight in.


They could be a sneaky team if the pitching lives up to potential. I'm hoping anyway. How great would it be to see Toronto come out and compete in that division with Frank in the lineup?

ondafarm
02-25-2007, 06:13 PM
They could be a sneaky team if the pitching lives up to potential. I'm hoping anyway. How great would it be to see Toronto come out and compete in that division with Frank in the lineup?

I really think the Jays might win enough games to keep the ALED from fielding two teams in the playoffs. The champs might be the only team in the playoffs.

RKMeibalane
02-25-2007, 06:39 PM
I really think the Jays might win enough games to keep the ALED from fielding two teams in the playoffs. The champs might be the only team in the playoffs.

Agreed. The Jays are much more dangerous than most people realize. What has been routinely overlooked this winter as that Toronto actually finished second behind New York, not third as many assumed that they would. Neither Yankees or Boston has enough to run away with that division, and if the Blue Jays can stay close for most of the season, they may be able to sneak into the playoffs.

I'm looking forward to seeing Frank face-off against the AL East. He's always hit well in Baltimore, and perhaps his move to the ESPN area will allow him to get more exposure, as most of his games last season with Oakland weren't televised by ESPN.

AZChiSoxFan
02-26-2007, 05:53 PM
I think Luke Appling was a better hitter

When does he come to town again?

Vernam
02-26-2007, 09:27 PM
Link (http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070225&content_id=1815149&vkey=spt2007news&fext=.jsp&c_id=tor)

Interesting comments from Frank regarding his last few seasons with the Sox.My only comment is that Frank looks way better in black than in green and yellow.

Vernam

Murphy10
02-27-2007, 12:53 AM
Kind of pointless... But did anyone see the little section about him today? Supposedly he was having an autograph session with one of the Munchkins from the Wizard of Oz. And afterwards when asked about it he goes something like, "I remember his squeaky voice, and it was just weird"

Oh, I'll always hope the best to the big man!

RKMeibalane
03-21-2007, 08:17 PM
Frank is pounding away at Freddy Garcia this evening. He's 2-2 with a home run, a double, and three runs batted in.

CLR01
03-21-2007, 08:21 PM
Frank is pounding away at Freddy Garcia this evening. He's 2-2 with a home run, a double, and three runs batted in.

Frank is lucky this isn't a big game.

RKMeibalane
03-21-2007, 08:23 PM
Frank is lucky this isn't a big game.

Yes. Yes, he is. :cool:

ondafarm
03-21-2007, 10:47 PM
Frank is pounding away at Freddy Garcia this evening. He's 2-2 with a home run, a double, and three runs batted in.

Good for Frank.

RKMeibalane
04-03-2007, 10:49 PM
From BlueJays.com:
Did you know? When Toronto designated hitter Frank Thomas singled in the sixth inning on Monday, that gave him at least one hit in his last 13 Opening Day contests. That's the longest such hitting streak among active players.

RKMeibalane
04-06-2007, 01:35 PM
Frank Thomas is batting .333 (3-9) in his first two games with the Toronto Blue Jays. Keep it up, Big Man!

JermaineDye05
04-06-2007, 01:38 PM
Frank Thomas is batting .333 (3-9) in his first two games with the Toronto Blue Jays. Keep it up, Big Man!

dang I really wish I could use Frank or Ortiz for 1B, hurts my fantasy team with 1 of them wasting time on the bench.

RKMeibalane
04-06-2007, 01:39 PM
dang I really wish I could use Frank or Ortiz for 1B, hurts my fantasy team with 1 of them wasting time on the bench.

I can understand them not having Frank listed there, but Ortiz has played the position recently. It's possible they'll update his position options once he plays the field for the first time.

RKMeibalane
04-06-2007, 09:24 PM
Frank Thomas extends his hitting streak to three games to start the season, going 1-4 against Tampa Bay, and is now hitting .308 (4-13) in 2007.

RKMeibalane
04-07-2007, 07:54 PM
Frank Thomas has connected for his first home run of 2007, a grand slam against Casey Fossum of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Frank is 6-15 thus far in '07, and now twelve home runs away from five hundred.

hose
04-07-2007, 07:55 PM
grand slam:supernana:

CubKilla
04-07-2007, 07:56 PM
Thomas just hit a 2nd inning grand slam off of Fossum. 6-1 Jays.

102605
04-08-2007, 01:04 AM
The Big Hurt sits 12 HR away from 500. Anyone with any predictions of when he gets there?

My guess is May 26 @ Min.

VA_GoGoSox
04-08-2007, 02:23 AM
Thomas just hit a 2nd inning grand slam off of Fossum. 6-1 Jays.

I was at the D-Rays game tonight, and Frank absolutely massacred that ball. I can't wait to see him get 500...here's to you, big guy!:gulp:

RKMeibalane
04-08-2007, 03:57 PM
Frank's hitting streak ended today, as he went 0-3 with three strikeouts and a walk. For the season, Frank is hitting .316 (6-19) with one home run and four runs batted in.

Frankfan4life
04-08-2007, 09:31 PM
Imagine, just when our big boppers, with the exception of Paulie, are so cold, Frank could be hitting like that for us (sigh!).

I miss you big guy. :whiner:

Jaffar
04-09-2007, 09:53 AM
The Big Hurt sits 12 HR away from 500. Anyone with any predictions of when he gets there?

My guess is May 26 @ Min.

That'll be my 28th birthday and would make a milestone really easy to remember!

SBSoxFan
04-09-2007, 10:11 AM
That'll be my 28th birthday and would make a milestone really easy to remember!

Usually, milestone birthdays are 30, 40, etc. But hey, if #28 is a milestone for ya, go for it! :redneck

Nellie_Fox
04-09-2007, 02:21 PM
Usually, milestone birthdays are 30, 40, etc. But hey, if #28 is a milestone for ya, go for it! :redneckI'm pretty sure he was referring to FRANK'S milestone.

SBSoxFan
04-09-2007, 02:24 PM
I'm pretty sure he was referring to FRANK'S milestone.

Yeah, I know; I was just trying to be funny. :redface:

Jaffar
04-09-2007, 02:30 PM
Yeah, I know; I was just trying to be funny. :redface:

Hey I laughed when I read it!

SBSoxFan
04-09-2007, 02:31 PM
Hey I laughed when I read it!

Thanks for sayin'. :smile:

ND_Sox_Fan
05-26-2007, 12:38 AM
Frank hit home run #7 on the season and career home run #494 tonight. It gave him sole possession of 21st place all-time, ahead of Gehrig and McGriff.

Nellie_Fox
05-26-2007, 01:03 AM
Frank hit home run #7 on the season and career home run #494 tonight. It gave him sole possession of 21st place all-time, ahead of Gehrig and McGriff.I was listening to the Sox game on XM, while watching Friday Night Fights on ESPN. I remembered that Toronto was playing the Twins, so I flipped over to Fox Sports North just as Frank was coming to bat. I sat up to watch, as I have so many times over the years, and he hits a laser into the seats. Go, big man.:thumbsup:

ND_Sox_Fan
06-01-2007, 09:37 AM
Well, as we all know Frank continued to torch Sox pitching and hit #495 last night. 5 away from 500.

The way our pen is going, he might hit five more in this series if he sees much of them (or they'll just walk him).

Navarro's Talent
06-01-2007, 06:26 PM
I'm really looking forward to seeing Big Frank hit his 500th home run. Regardless of the steroid era, I still think it's a huge milestone. I hope he stays around to hit 600.

I'd love to be there for the game he hits his 500th, but I don't have that kind of money right now (and it's impossible to predict what game he'll do it in). I'll just try my best to go to Thome's 500th homer game.

Jaffar
06-21-2007, 10:24 AM
A grand slam yesterday HR #10 on the season, Grand Slam #10 in career, #497 career homer.

ND_Sox_Fan
06-21-2007, 10:52 AM
A grand slam yesterday HR #10 on the season, Grand Slam #10 in career, #497 career homer.

Second in three games - also added a double yesterday. Maybe the time off while they where playing in the NL parks helped him find his swing.

illini81887
06-23-2007, 01:31 PM
My bad didnt see this at first, 2run HR in the first 498

soxfanreggie
06-24-2007, 12:29 PM
When he hits #499, I will have to pull out the Frank Thomas jersey that I have packed away since he left the Sox. I figured I wouldn't pull it out again until he made the Hall, but I think this is one of the few occasions I will...unless he comes back to the Sox to retire.

RKMeibalane
06-24-2007, 02:09 PM
When he hits #499, I will have to pull out the Frank Thomas jersey that I have packed away since he left the Sox. I figured I wouldn't pull it out again until he made the Hall, but I think this is one of the few occasions I will...unless he comes back to the Sox to retire.

You'd better find it. He just hit #499 off Josh Fogg.

Dibbs
06-24-2007, 02:18 PM
1 more to #500 for Frank!!!

I have been staying out of this thread this year because I don't want to be accussed of being a closet J.P. Ricciardi lover.

soxfanreggie
06-24-2007, 02:55 PM
Out comes the jersey...hope he hits the darn thing later in the game today and I can put it back. I wish there was a way he could be back in a Sox uniform, but I don't see it happening.

AJ Hellraiser
06-24-2007, 05:31 PM
Any Sox fans thinking of taking a ride to the Metrodome the next few days to see Frank hit #500.. I was giving it some thought...

Navarro's Talent
06-24-2007, 05:33 PM
That would be awesome to be there at the game he hits the homer. Too bad it's impossible to predict what game he'll do it, or I'd give it much more thought.

ND_Sox_Fan
06-25-2007, 11:09 AM
Any Sox fans thinking of taking a ride to the Metrodome the next few days to see Frank hit #500.. I was giving it some thought...

If I could get the time off of work, there is no question that I would be headed north.

Kevin Slowey is pitching tonight. Slowey (a rookie) has given up 7 HRs in 22 1/3 innings this year.

If Frank hits the HR in this series, it would also be his 50th against Minnesota.

RKMeibalane
06-25-2007, 03:37 PM
If I could get the time off of work, there is no question that I would be headed north.

Kevin Slowey is pitching tonight. Slowey (a rookie) has given up 7 HRs in 22 1/3 innings this year.

If Frank hits the HR in this series, it would also be his 50th against Minnesota.

I have a feeling he's going to get it tonight. He's looking more and more like he did during the second half of last season.

Jaffar
06-25-2007, 04:08 PM
I have a feeling he's going to get it tonight. He's looking more and more like he did during the second half of last season.

Ever since he called himself and other players out he's been hitting again, hopefully he keeps it up.

oeo
06-25-2007, 08:32 PM
Just an FYI...ESPN is going to Minnesota for Frank's ABs (during Cards-Mets). He just missed #500 by a couple of feet in his first AB.

oeo
06-25-2007, 08:57 PM
Frank will lead off the top of the 4th.

EDIT: 3rd inning has ended, so Frank will be coming up in the next few minutes.

EDIT #2: Strikes out swinging.

oeo
06-25-2007, 09:39 PM
Will lead off the top of the 6th.

EDIT: Will be coming up momentarily...turn on ESPN.

EDIT #2: Strikes out swinging, again.

oeo
06-25-2007, 10:14 PM
He's due up fourth in the top of the 8th.

EDIT: On deck right now. And he's hit by a pitch...looks like no 500 tonight.

Railsplitter
06-26-2007, 08:40 AM
It would be appropriated for Frank to get it against the Twinkies, his favorite homer victims.

ND_Sox_Fan
06-26-2007, 10:30 AM
Looking ahead to tonight's match-up, Minnesota sends Scott Baker to the hill. Lifetime, Frank is 1-2 against Baker - with that hit leaving the yard.

balke
06-26-2007, 11:31 AM
I'd put money on a HR off Baker. 1st inning possibly.

ND_Sox_Fan
06-27-2007, 09:42 PM
Frank is now 1-1 with 2 BBs tonight (walk, single, walk). In his second at bat, in which he singled, you could almost see him relax after the first swing (swung at a ball). Since that swing, he has looked a little more like his normal, patient self. Perhaps, he has stopped pressing himself. With that approach, I think it is coming sooner than later (if he gets a pitch to hit).

AJ Hellraiser
06-27-2007, 09:50 PM
Frank is now 1-1 with 2 BBs tonight (walk, single, walk). In his second at bat, in which he singled, you could almost see him relax after the first swing (swung at a ball). Since that swing, he has looked a little more like his normal, patient self. Perhaps, he has stopped pressing himself. With that approach, I think it is coming sooner than later (if he gets a pitch to hit).

I hope you are right, but with that being said I hope it doesn't come until tomorrow night.. I have a friend going to the game and she promised I could have her ticket if he hits it!

BlackAndWhite
06-28-2007, 01:21 PM
No. 500 vs. Twins. 3-run shot in 1st inning. 4-0 Jays. Congratulations, Frank!

TwinKess
06-28-2007, 01:23 PM
No. 500 vs. Twins. 3-run shot in 1st inning. 4-0 Jays. Congratulations, Frank!

50 of those are off of the Twins :whiner:

StepsInSC
06-28-2007, 01:24 PM
WOO WOOO!!! :gulp::gulp::bandance::supernana::D::bandance:

MinnySoxFan
06-28-2007, 01:26 PM
I turned on the TV at 12:10, and just my luck I got to witness it!

1917
06-28-2007, 01:26 PM
Way to go Big Man....sorry it wasnt in a Sox uniform

Law11
06-28-2007, 01:28 PM
NICE JOB HURT!!:supernana:

voodoochile
06-28-2007, 01:30 PM
Congrats to the Big Man and thanks for doing it against the Twinkees...

JGarlandrules20
06-28-2007, 01:32 PM
I screamed when I read the line, hah.

CONGRATS FRANK!!!

thomas35forever
06-28-2007, 01:35 PM
WAY TO GO FRANK!!!!!! NEXT STOP: COOPERSTOWN!!!!!:supernana:

AZChiSoxFan
06-28-2007, 01:43 PM
No. 500 vs. Twins. 3-run shot in 1st inning. 4-0 Jays. Congratulations, Frank!

:angry::angry::angry:

I spent the last three evenings watching the Blue Jays and Twins and got nothing. Today, I'm at work and he hits it.

Congrats Big Frank!! See you in Cooperstown.

BTW, what was the crowd reaction?

Britt Burns
06-28-2007, 01:44 PM
Yes! Hopefully the media can dispense with the 'Is Frank a Hall of Fame player' B.S. now. Congrats Hurt...you will always be my favorite player.

voodoochile
06-28-2007, 01:47 PM
:angry::angry::angry:

I spent the last three evenings watching the Blue Jays and Twins and got nothing. Today, I'm at work and he hits it.

Congrats Big Frank!! See you in Cooperstown.

BTW, what was the crowd reaction?

I feel you, man. I tuned into both Toronto games the past few nights on MLB.TV after the Sox games finished but nothing. Today, I don't realize it's an afternoon game until it's already over and done with. Ah well, I was 10 rows behind the lady who caught 400 so I guess I can't really complain.

cleanwsox
06-28-2007, 01:48 PM
:bandance::bandance::bandance:


Congrats Big Frank.

:gulp:To 500 more! :smile:

russ99
06-28-2007, 01:50 PM
Congrats to the Big Hurt!!

Wish he did it here, though...

bumptious987
06-28-2007, 01:56 PM
story from ESPN:

MINNEAPOLIS -- Frank Thomas hit his 500th home run Thursday, joining one of baseball's most elite clubs.
The Toronto slugger became the 21st major leaguer to reach the career mark, a milestone that has always meant an eventual spot in the Hall of Fame.
Thomas hit a three-run shot in the first inning, connecting against Minnesota's Carlos Silva and sending a 1-2 pitch an estimated 396 feet into the left-field stands.
The Metrodome crowd responded with a standing ovation for the two-time AL MVP. Thomas, as is his way, kept his head down as he rounded the bases. Toronto players spilled out of the dugout to congratulate him.

RedHeadPaleHoser
06-28-2007, 01:58 PM
Congrats Frank - well deserved....the HoF comment is a foregone conclusion IMO. Well done!!!

soxfanatlanta
06-28-2007, 01:59 PM
Good for him. Next stop: Cooperstown.

ND_Sox_Fan
06-28-2007, 02:04 PM
Congrats Frank!! Well deserved milestone for years of hard work.

Glad to see him swinging the bat well lately too - looks much better at the plate the last two weeks.

I hope this one is available on MLB.com or iTunes for purchase.

vegyrex
06-28-2007, 02:06 PM
YAY FRANK!!!!! :bandance:

FedEx227
06-28-2007, 02:11 PM
That A Boy!

SoXPriDe33
06-28-2007, 02:12 PM
Way to go Hurt!

Law11
06-28-2007, 02:17 PM
http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/sportsnation/polling?event_id=2978

knocko94
06-28-2007, 02:18 PM
Here's to you Hurt!! :gulp:

salty99
06-28-2007, 02:22 PM
Congrats! Here's to first ballot HOF induction. :gulp:

AJ Hellraiser
06-28-2007, 02:25 PM
Congrats Big Hurt! I only wish he was wearing a White Sox uniform when he did it...

Oh well... I had friends at the game who promised me a ticket for a keepsake!

Here's to you big man... my childhood idol and the greatest White Sox of all time!!!:gulp::gulp::gulp::)

KenBerryGrab
06-28-2007, 02:36 PM
You can put it on the board. Yes! The Big Hurt. Frank Thomas.:bandance:

AZChiSoxFan
06-28-2007, 02:38 PM
The Metrodome crowd responded with a standing ovation for the two-time AL MVP.

Classy, nice to hear that. I shudder to think what would have happened had he he hit it at the Jake.

Sox83Kid
06-28-2007, 02:40 PM
Can't wait to see the replays tonight! Congratulations, Big Hurt!:)

Risk
06-28-2007, 02:46 PM
Awesome. Congrats to the greatest hitter in White Sox history.

I'm cracking one open at work right now to honor him.:gulp:

Risk

Navarro's Talent
06-28-2007, 02:54 PM
Way to go, Big Hurt! I wish I could have seen it live, but just knowing that he did it was good enough for me. Now, how about getting 600. :cool:

Rocky Soprano
06-28-2007, 02:58 PM
Congrats The Big Hurt!
You will ALWAYS be #1 in my heart.

rookie
06-28-2007, 03:03 PM
Classy, nice to hear that. I shudder to think what would have happened had he he hit it at the Jake.

Ha, ha, that was funny. Congrats Frank! It's also cool that he hit his first at the Metrodome, and is the active player that has the most home runs againist the Twins. Way to get that 500th!

HotelWhiteSox
06-28-2007, 03:04 PM
:putitontheboard

CRAW
06-28-2007, 03:08 PM
Atta boy Big Hurt!!!

kidmccarthy
06-28-2007, 03:19 PM
Its official now. Frank is Hall bound!! Wearing a White Sox cap.

soxinem1
06-28-2007, 03:21 PM
I was looking at CBS Sportsline for an update. I saw that Frank hit his 500th in the boxscore, but still NO MENTION on the CBS Baseball Home page.

Bias, bias, bias, when will it end?

soxrme
06-28-2007, 03:22 PM
500th home run, way to Frank:bandance:

Soxfest
06-28-2007, 03:22 PM
Congrats FT on #500 :worship:

CPditka
06-28-2007, 03:22 PM
Couldnt be happier for the Hurt. Wish he was a Sox when he did it, though.


Congrats Frank!!!

DoubleO
06-28-2007, 03:24 PM
Congrats Big Frank!

:bandance:

Mr.1Dog
06-28-2007, 03:27 PM
Congrats Frank!! Here's to you.:bandance::gulp:

mantis1212
06-28-2007, 03:32 PM
You da Man, Hurt!

:bandance:

hawkjt
06-28-2007, 03:34 PM
Happy half century to the the Big Hurt...even the twins fans were classy it sounds like..

Dan the Man
06-28-2007, 03:37 PM
:putitontheboard

Congrats Frank. You rule. :gulp:

Uncle_Patrick
06-28-2007, 03:38 PM
Awesome! Congrats to the Big Hurt!

jlim
06-28-2007, 03:38 PM
Congratulations Big Hurt!
:gulp:

miker
06-28-2007, 03:38 PM
So which cap does he go into the HOF with? The little "J" bird?

whitem0nkey
06-28-2007, 03:40 PM
:gulp:

congrads frank, you did it the right way!

infohawk
06-28-2007, 03:40 PM
Congratulations Frank! Thanks for all the years spent entertaining Sox fans with your amazing exlploits. I look forward to the day when Frank is inducted into the Hall of Fame wearing a White Sox hat. He's one the best to ever play the game.

tromcoe
06-28-2007, 03:42 PM
Congratulations to a White Sox Legend!

Way to go Big Hurt!!

And from what I hear hats off to the Minnesota Fans who gave him a standing Ovation.

:)

BlackAndWhite
06-28-2007, 03:45 PM
Nice postscript: Frank ejected for arguing balls and strikes in the 9th. :rolleyes:

twsoxfan5
06-28-2007, 03:45 PM
So which cap does he go into the HOF with? The little "J" bird?

I don't think there is any doubt that he goes in as a White Sox. On a side note do you think Cleveland fans will be happy for Thome when he hits his 500th? I know that many Cleveland fans still boo him for leaving.

RichFitztightly
06-28-2007, 03:45 PM
:gulp:Here's to more great things from a great player.

Awesome job Frank

nebraskasox
06-28-2007, 03:49 PM
I just watched #500 on mlb.com. It didn't even look like a hard swing. As Frank once described himself: " a singles hitter with muscles."

miker
06-28-2007, 03:51 PM
I don't think there is any doubt that he goes in as a White Sox. On a side note do you think Cleveland fans will be happy for Thome when he hits his 500th? I know that many Cleveland fans still boo him for leaving.
Good question. Thome's goof was saying he wanted to stay and then leaving for Philly. Frank's departure, while not all warm and fuzzy and slightly awkward, was on good terms with most Sox fans.

thomas35forever
06-28-2007, 03:51 PM
Nice postscript: Frank ejected for arguing balls and strikes in the 9th. :rolleyes:
How's the Trib gonna blow that out of proportion?

crazyozzie02
06-28-2007, 03:52 PM
:gulp:This Ones for you big man!!! Congrats!!!

roadrunner
06-28-2007, 03:56 PM
congrats big hurt

It sucks it wasn't in a white sox uniform. It's too bad that lesser players returned in management positions and drove him out of town.

ChetChat
06-28-2007, 04:03 PM
Hurray for the Big Hurt!!!
And here's to entering Cooperstown in a White Sox jersey!
:bandance:

jenn2080
06-28-2007, 04:06 PM
Looks like Twins fans gave him a standing O.

jenn2080
06-28-2007, 04:08 PM
I don't think there is any doubt that he goes in as a White Sox. On a side note do you think Cleveland fans will be happy for Thome when he hits his 500th? I know that many Cleveland fans still boo him for leaving.


They would boo because they are *******s.

veeter
06-28-2007, 04:08 PM
I don't think there is any doubt that he goes in as a White Sox. On a side note do you think Cleveland fans will be happy for Thome when he hits his 500th? I know that many Cleveland fans still boo him for leaving.Just so he doesn't hit it in a White Sox uniform.

Taliesinrk
06-28-2007, 04:10 PM
Wow.. it's in the sig frank.. I knew it'd happen!! Congrats..


Nice showing by the twinkies fans too..

mwc44
06-28-2007, 04:28 PM
Congrats, Frank... maybe you can come back home to Chicago to get Number 600 (since most of your milestone homers have not been hit on your home turf!)

Aug. 28, 1990: Thomas homers to left off Twins pitcher Gary Wayne in Minnesota for first career home run.

Aug. 31, 1993: Thomas connects for career home run No. 100 off pitcher Sterling Hitchcock at Yankee Stadium.

June 9, 1996: Home run No. 200 comes off Orioles pitcher Jimmy Haynes on the road in Baltimore.

Aug. 7, 1999: Thomas launches No. 300 in Oakland off right-hander Kevin Appier.

July 25, 2003: The 400 home run club is achieved after Thomas hits a home run off Tampa Bay pitcher Jorge Sosa at Tropicana Field. (INCORRECTLY STATED ON MLB.COM - HOME RUN WAS AT USCF)

June 28, 2007: Thomas hits No. 500 off Twins pitcher Carlos Silva at the Metrodome.

Nellie_Fox
06-28-2007, 04:33 PM
Today, I don't realize it's an afternoon game until it's already over and done with. Same here. I was planning on watching it tonight, then I turned on MLB Homeplate on XM an hour ago and heard he had done it in a day game.

Here's to the most exciting hitter I ever watched.

CHISOXFAN13
06-28-2007, 04:37 PM
Congrats, Frank... maybe you can come back home to Chicago to get Number 600 (since none of your milestone homers have ever been hit on your home turf!)

Better check your source. Frank hit No. 400 at the Cell.

Dan Mega
06-28-2007, 04:58 PM
Congrats to the Big Man. :gulp:

nsolo
06-28-2007, 05:01 PM
Me? I loved Frank Thomas. Was sorry to see him leave, but felt lucky to have seen him play. Even more so in a Sox uniform.

Here's to THE BIG HURT, Frank Thomas, the greatest hitter I myself have ever seen wear a White Sox uniform. 500 and counting!!!!

Just for the heck of it, could you have imagined the roar, if even as a visiting player, he had hit it at the Cell?

mwc44
06-28-2007, 05:34 PM
Better check your source. Frank hit No. 400 at the Cell.

Good catch! The quote was from mlb.com. Both I, and them, stand corrected.

IlliniSox4Life
06-28-2007, 06:05 PM
Congratulations to the Big Hurt. The best hitter to ever wear Sox uniform.

JB98
06-28-2007, 06:10 PM
Just so he doesn't hit it in a White Sox uniform.

Yeah, we want Thome to suck indefinitely.

Congrats to Big Frank. It's been a horrible year for Sox fans so far, but seeing Thomas reach this milestone is a reason for all of us to smile.

StillMissOzzie
06-28-2007, 06:14 PM
Happy half century to the the Big Hurt...even the twins fans were classy it sounds like..

Ummmm, a half century would be fifty. What's your point?

Congratulations to the Big Hurt! As if he needed it, that should fast-track a ticket to Cooperstown.

SMO
:gulp:

Frontman
06-28-2007, 06:21 PM
It even brought a smile to my face. (And that's sayin' something.)

Good job, Frank! All of Chicago is proud of you. Here's to playin' long enough to get to 600!

:bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance:

Dibbs
06-28-2007, 06:47 PM
I was at the game for #400. I wish he was in a White Sox uniform for #500. Maybe Kenny will be smart enough to bring him back for #600!

Congrats Frank!:gulp:

JB98
06-28-2007, 06:49 PM
I was at the game for #400. I wish he was in a White Sox uniform for #500. Maybe Kenny will be smart enough to bring him back for #600!

Congrats Frank!:gulp:

LOL. I figure monkeys will fly out of my ass before two stubborn figures like KW and Frank reconcile their differences.

EndemicSox
06-28-2007, 06:58 PM
:bandance:

Here's to the Big Hurt, and here's to 100 more!:gulp:

jshanahanjr
06-28-2007, 07:00 PM
Way to go Frank!:bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance::ban dance::bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance:

LongLiveFisk
06-28-2007, 07:16 PM
Congrats, Frank! I'm very happy for you! :bandance::gulp:

ode to veeck
06-28-2007, 07:27 PM
Congrats to the Big Hurt, one of the very greatest right handed batters of all time, let alone on the Sox. Nice to see he got an ovation from the Twinkie Dome fans

The Racehorse
06-28-2007, 07:33 PM
:supernana::)

Hurt Rules!

... congrats Big Man!

:gulp:

A. Cavatica
06-28-2007, 07:57 PM
If he doesn't make it on the first ballot, I'll think as little of the Hall of Fame as I do of the All-Star and Gold Glove selection processes.

Congratulations Frank, I've always loved to watch you hit.

goon
06-28-2007, 08:01 PM
If he doesn't make it on the first ballot, I'll think as little of the Hall of Fame as I do of the All-Star and Gold Glove selection processes.

Congratulations Frank, I've always loved to watch you hit.

There is no way in hell Frank Thomas is not a first ballot hall of famer. The only player EVER to have 7 straight seasons with 100 runs, 100 RBI's, 100 BB, a .300 average and at least 20 Home Runs. Also, won two back-to-back MVP's, one of two first baseman to do so.

Congrats on 500 Frank!:)

LongLiveFisk
06-28-2007, 08:17 PM
There is no way in hell Frank Thomas is not a first ballot hall of famer. The only player EVER to have 7 straight seasons with 100 runs, 100 RBI's, 100 BB, a .300 average and at least 20 Home Runs. Also, won two back-to-back MVP's, one of two first baseman to do so.

Congrats on 500 Frank!:)

I sure hope you're right because I've never been to Cooperstown and that would be a great excuse to go. :D:

Frontman
06-28-2007, 08:19 PM
I sure hope you're right because I've never been to Cooperstown and that would be a great excuse to go. :D:

It's something to see. I was there in the early 80's, and man, talk about an incredible experience. I plan on going there, and hitting the football HoF on the way back.

LongLiveFisk
06-28-2007, 09:01 PM
It's something to see. I was there in the early 80's, and man, talk about an incredible experience. I plan on going there, and hitting the football HoF on the way back.

See, now THAT one I've been to. Very interesting--they have a uniform worn by Payton behind a glass case. You're not supposed to take pictures in there but I managed to sneak one when I came across it. (It came out kind of dark, but I'm glad I have it anyway. It's a great memory.) :smile:

gobears1987
06-28-2007, 10:10 PM
I just wish he could've done it in a Sox uniform.

DumpJerry
06-28-2007, 10:47 PM
Congrats Hurt!

mccoydp
06-28-2007, 10:48 PM
Congratulations to Big Frank on #500.

There was a point, back in 2004, that I wondered whether he would ever be able to play again, much less hit 500 HR.

My hat's off to you!

:supernana:

chisoxmike
06-28-2007, 10:51 PM
NICE JOB FRANK!!!!! :gulp:


I was there for his 400th HR in 2003 against the Devil Rays.


See you in July big man!

:supernana::supernana::supernana::supernana:

minastirith67
06-28-2007, 11:05 PM
Congratulations to my favorite player of all time, Frank Thomas!!!

Simply put: LEGEND

:D:

DumpJerry
06-28-2007, 11:13 PM
Congratulations to Big Frank on #500.

There was a point, back in 2004, that I wondered whether he would ever be able to play again, much less hit 500 HR.

My hat's off to you!

:supernana:
There was a time in 1994, before the Strike, when I just knew Aaron's record would fall to Hurt.

Frank, you should have juiced.:rolleyes:

balke
06-28-2007, 11:16 PM
There was a time in 1994, before the Strike, when I just knew Aaron's record would fall to Hurt.

Frank, you should have juiced.:rolleyes:

Probably would've. That darn calcium deposit. I must say though, he probably wouldn't have had as many as a healthy Griffey.

34rancher
06-28-2007, 11:31 PM
Congrats Hurt...Always be a huge fan.

chisoxmike
06-28-2007, 11:31 PM
Look closely at the end of this Blue Jays ad...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=jMdelLmvUf0

CLR01
06-28-2007, 11:37 PM
Congratulations Frank!!!!


Here to the chase for 600. :gulp:

CLR01
06-28-2007, 11:51 PM
I was there for his 400th HR in 2003 against the Devil Rays.

I was there too and I took a camera along to kill off a roll of film. The last picture taken was of Lee's jack. :angry:

chisoxmike
06-29-2007, 12:00 AM
I was there too and I took a camera along to kill off a roll of film. The last picture taken was of Lee's jack. :angry:

:hawk
"I loooooove the WSI photo gallery."

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=430&cat=500&ppuser=2516
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=431&cat=500&ppuser=2516
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=428&cat=500&ppuser=2516

Frater Perdurabo
06-29-2007, 07:36 AM
Awesome. Simply awesome. When he was drafted, I started telling people he'd be a huge star and a HOF-er. It's nice to be right about something!

Wouldn't it be great if Frank could play 2-3 more seasons to get to 600?

And wouldn't it be even better if he and KW could reconcile to allow Frank to play a final season in a Sox uniform?

Railsplitter
06-29-2007, 08:03 AM
Now that Frank Thomas has his 500th home run, ESPN returns you to it's regularly sheduled programming

EndemicSox
06-29-2007, 04:39 PM
I know Frank didn't treat the media well during his hey-day, but last night was a joke. ESPN tried to paint Frank as the "bad guy" compared to Biggio. I'm almost....done with the station.

CLR01
06-29-2007, 05:02 PM
I know Frank didn't treat the media well during his hey-day, but last night was a joke. ESPN tried to paint Frank as the "bad guy" compared to Biggio. I'm almost....done with the station.

You and I must get different ESPN channels. I thought they spoke well about both of them.

RKMeibalane
06-29-2007, 05:06 PM
Awesome. Simply awesome. When he was drafted, I started telling people he'd be a huge star and a HOF-er. It's nice to be right about something!

Wouldn't it be great if Frank could play 2-3 more seasons to get to 600?

And wouldn't it be even better if he and KW could reconcile to allow Frank to play a final season in a Sox uniform?

If Frank can have a strong second-half and finish with around 520 home runs, he has a good shot at reaching 600 over the next two seasons. As far as a South Side return is concerned, I don't see that happening. The Sox are better off without him, and I think Frank is happier now that he's finally moved beyond all the negativity that surrounded him during his last few seasons with the Sox.

EndemicSox
06-29-2007, 05:11 PM
You and I must get different ESPN channels. I thought they spoke well about both of them.

Tim Kurkjan(sp?) did, but there was a big difference on Sportscenter...

Droso5
06-29-2007, 06:14 PM
I didn't get a chance to catch the "enlightened discussion" by the "expert" panel of "knowledgeable" sports "people". Can you give us the gist of it? I bet it was full of half-truths and raw unadulterated ignorance.

santo=dorf
06-29-2007, 06:33 PM
If Frank can have a strong second-half and finish with around 520 home runs, he has a good shot at reaching 600 over the next two seasons. As far as a South Side return is concerned, I don't see that happening. The Sox are better off without him, and I think Frank is happier now that he's finally moved beyond all the negativity that surrounded him during his last few seasons with the Sox.
I could really see a one day contract with the Sox the day before he retires. Jeff Nelson did it with the Yanks this past offseason.

Frater Perdurabo
06-29-2007, 07:02 PM
I could really see a one day contract with the Sox the day before he retires. Jeff Nelson did it with the Yanks this past offseason.

Yes. Or a single game late in a season where he could get a single start as the DH (not unlike what was done for Minnie Minoso) before hanging it up for good.

FarWestChicago
06-29-2007, 11:19 PM
I could really see a one day contract with the Sox the day before he retires. Jeff Nelson did it with the Yanks this past offseason.Works for me. :cool:

RKMeibalane
07-01-2007, 06:06 PM
Frank has started his march to six hundred, hitting his fourteenth home run of the season against the Mariners.

ND_Sox_Fan
08-05-2007, 04:05 PM
In case you haven't seen it, Frank hit two HRs last night, bringing his season total to 18 and career total to 505. With #505, he moved past Eddie Murray for #20 on the all-time list.

Looking at the all-time list, Frank has a chance to move into sole possession of 17th place by the end of the season.

15. McCovey (521)
15. Williams (521)
17. Banks (512)
17. Matthews (512)
19. Ott (511)

JorgeFabregas
09-01-2007, 05:42 PM
http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5gMY9mGcVcVRz-y9qA221ftZkIfrg

Thomas was a unanimous pick [for Blue Jays player of the month of August] after batting .316 with 10 runs scored and team highs of five homers and 26 RBIs.

There was some talk in this thread about his career average dropping below .300 this season. Not going to happen--he went 3-5 today and is batting over .290 since the all-star break. His career average is still at .303.