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Old 01-08-2014, 01:55 PM
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I'm not counting this homerun or his 3 RBI from today's game because of the game situation. I'm not counting his pinch hit solo homerun in a blowout win in Colorado. In my book, Crede has 2 less home runs than his statistics show, 4 less RBI, and one less walk (the one where he pinch hit for Uribe after coming in with a 3-0 count and taking one pitch).
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Old 01-08-2014, 01:55 PM
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Hullbabaloo to Big Frank.

It is a little annoying that Glavine got more votes though.
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Old 01-08-2014, 01:56 PM
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What a great day! It's a great day for Frank, and a great day for the White Sox and all their fans.

I was really worried that some of the writers were going to hold the whole DH thing against Frank. Fortunately, common sense prevailed. Frank not only had the counting numbers in his favor, he also had a period of dominance during the 1990s that was just too much to ignore.

A great hitter will take his rightful place in Cooperstown in July.
I too was worried that some writers would hold the DH thing against him even though he was a 1B for half his career. I also think the downfall of the steroid monsters helped put Frank's career into an even better light and rightfully so. Also, really glad he got in on the first ballot.
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Old 01-08-2014, 01:59 PM
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Frank Thomas makes history as the first true DH to enter baseball's Hall of Fame - http://bit.ly/1ghBam8
You can look at the number of games Thomas played at first and DH and ignore the fact that he didn't put up his Hall of Fame numbers as a DH. He played a lot of games at DH when he was hanging on after leaving the White Sox. Even his 2006 and 2007 seasons with the A's and Jays didn't come close to comparing with his average White Sox years, when he played more games at first through the 20th century.

The numbers he put up reflect that he was better offensively as a first baseman than a DH. If you look at the numbers he put up as a DH (which has been cited to me as a reason Thomas doesn't deserve to be in the Hall of Fame, silly enough, but I once dealt with someone 20 years younger who insisted Aparicio doesn't belong in the Hall of Fame), Thomas wasn't a Hall of Fame DH.
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:01 PM
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I too was worried that some writers would hold the DH thing against him even though he was a 1B for half his career. I also think the downfall of the steroid monsters helped put Frank's career into an even better light and rightfully so. Also, really glad he got in on the first ballot.
That, and being the greatest RH hitter a lot of people have ever laid eyes on.
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:03 PM
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Here's the team's press release:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/chica...52523165748047

CSN Chicago special to air at 3, White Sox press conference at 3:30.
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:08 PM
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:08 PM
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Let me take this moment of excitement to tell you my favorite baseball-related moment that didn't have to do with the Sox 2005 World Series.

While I was studying for the bar exam in 2003, I was sitting in the living room with a book open and my phone rings. I see it's my sister's number. She was in Cleveland for a Sox game and stayed at the hotel the Sox were at. I answer, and a male voice says, "Is this Chris?" I said yes, and he said, "This is Frank Thomas." I was like a giddy Belieber. We talked for about a minute and he said, "OK, back to your sister. Good luck on the bar exam."

I was not good luck. I looked up Thomas' stats the next day. He went 0-for-5 with 2 strikeouts.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/.../CLE/CLE200307130.shtml
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:12 PM
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Way to go Big Hurt and congrats to you.
To tell you guys the truth, there is no doubt that Frank had a HOF career but him being a White Sox and the little amount of respect our franchise gets I'm just a little bit surprised that he got in on his first chance but am ecstatic that he did.
Now will the powers in charge come to their senses and give Billy Pierce a spot in the Hall.
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:16 PM
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Congrats Big Guy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:17 PM
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That, and being the greatest RH hitter a lot of people have ever laid eyes on.
Absolutely.
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:19 PM
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Let me take this moment of excitement to tell you my favorite baseball-related moment that didn't have to do with the Sox 2005 World Series.

While I was studying for the bar exam in 2003, I was sitting in the living room with a book open and my phone rings. I see it's my sister's number. She was in Cleveland for a Sox game and stayed at the hotel the Sox were at. I answer, and a male voice says, "Is this Chris?" I said yes, and he said, "This is Frank Thomas." I was like a giddy Belieber. We talked for about a minute and he said, "OK, back to your sister. Good luck on the bar exam."

I was not good luck. I looked up Thomas' stats the next day. He went 0-for-5 with 2 strikeouts.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/.../CLE/CLE200307130.shtml
That is so cool. A first-class dude all the way.
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do you people not understand what the tongue-sticking-out smiley face emoticon means!?!?!?
No kidding. Wow.
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:19 PM
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That, and being the greatest RH hitter a lot of people have ever laid eyes on.
He, Bagwell, Manny, and Pujols are definitely in the conversation for top 10 all time. Cabrera's gaining fast as well.

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Old 01-08-2014, 02:22 PM
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