Whoa. I thought he was already dead.
He was notoriously slow. He made only one stolen base attempt in his career and made it because the Yankees didn't attempt a throw.
He's also the first to catch no-hitters in both leagues-Hoyt Wilhelm's no-hitter vs. the Yankees in 1958, and Jim Bunning's perfect game against the Mets in 1964.
"Message to all WSIers who think that Thomas will be a first-or-second ballot Hall of Famer-with guys like Telander holding the "Keys to the Kingdom" and openly campaigning against the DH-I will be kind and say You Are Dreaming. Thomas and his supporters are going to have to shout his case from the rooftops before the BBWAA finally gets the message. " -Some Dope on WSI, 2/13/2010. Whoops, that was me.
Then again, I think I have a promising career as a TV psychic. John Edward, watch out!