Frank Thomas

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Frank Thomas MLB Career Stats

8199 .301 521 1704 32 .974

Frank Thomas Bio

  • Full Name: Frank Edward Thomas
  • Nickname: The Big Hurt
  • Born: 5/27/1968 in Columbus, GA
  • Draft: 1989, Chicago White Sox, 1st rd. (7th overall)
  • Debut: 8/2/1990
  • Last Game: 8/29/2008
  • Hall of Fame: 2014
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MLB Career Stats 8199 1494 2468 521 1704 32 .301 .419 .974


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Frank Thomas Stats

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Frank Thomas Advanced Stats

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Frank Thomas Statcast Events


Frank Thomas Awards

Hall Of Fame

Year Team
2014 Chi White Sox

Uniform number retired

Year Team
2010 Chi White Sox


Year Team League
1993 Chi White Sox AL
1994 Chi White Sox AL

AL All-Star

Year Team League
1993 Chi White Sox AL
1994 Chi White Sox AL
1995 Chi White Sox AL
1996 Chi White Sox AL
1997 Chi White Sox AL

AL Silver Slugger

Year Team League
1991 Chi White Sox AL
1993 Chi White Sox AL
1994 Chi White Sox AL
2000 Chi White Sox AL

Home Run Derby Winner

Year Team League
1995 Chi White Sox AL

Home Run Derby Participant

Year Team League
1994 Chi White Sox AL
1995 Chi White Sox AL

AL Player of the Month

Month Team League
08/1991 Chi White Sox AL
09/1992 Chi White Sox AL
08/1993 Chi White Sox AL
05/1994 Chi White Sox AL
07/1994 Chi White Sox AL
04/1996 Chi White Sox AL
09/1996 Chi White Sox AL
05/1997 Chi White Sox AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
09/23/1990 Chi White Sox AL
04/28/1991 Chi White Sox AL
08/04/1991 Chi White Sox AL
05/10/1992 Chi White Sox AL
07/26/1992 Chi White Sox AL
05/29/1994 Chi White Sox AL
07/10/1994 Chi White Sox AL
06/01/1997 Chi White Sox AL
07/13/1997 Chi White Sox AL
06/06/1999 Chi White Sox AL
04/09/2000 Chi White Sox AL
07/16/2000 Chi White Sox AL
08/24/2003 Chi White Sox AL
09/10/2006 Oakland AL

MLB Players Choice AL Outstanding Player

Year Team League
1993 Chi White Sox AL
1994 Chi White Sox AL

MLB Players Choice AL Comeback Player

Year Team League
2000 Chi White Sox AL
2006 Oakland AL

Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year

Year Team League
1990 Birmingham SOU

Frank Thomas Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
1991 .318 9th in AL
1992 .323 3rd in AL
1993 .317 6th in AL
1994 .353 3rd in AL
1995 .308 16th in AL
1996 .349 2nd in AL
1997 .347 1st in AL
1999 .305 21st in AL
2000 .328 9th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
1991 32 5th in AL
1992 24 15th in AL
1993 41 3rd in AL
1994 38 2nd in AL
1995 40 2nd in AL
1996 40 8th in AL
1997 35 7th in AL
1998 29 15th in AL
2000 43 2nd in AL
2002 28 17th in AL
2003 42 2nd in AL
2006 39 5th in AL
2007 26 11th in AL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
1991 109 5th in AL
1992 115 3rd in AL
1993 128 2nd in AL
1994 101 3rd in AL
1995 111 5th in AL
1996 134 7th in AL
1997 125 5th in AL
1998 109 14th in AL
2000 143 3rd in AL
2002 92 25th in AL
2003 105 12th in AL
2006 114 8th in AL
2007 95 20th in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
1991 1.006 1st in AL
1992 .975 1st in AL
1993 1.033 2nd in AL
1994 1.217 1st in AL
1995 1.061 3rd in AL
1996 1.085 2nd in AL
1997 1.067 1st in AL
1998 .861 24th in AL
1999 .885 24th in AL
2000 1.061 4th in AL
2003 .952 6th in AL
2006 .926 11th in AL
2007 .857 15th in AL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
1991 .453 1st in AL
1992 .439 1st in AL
1993 .426 4th in AL
1994 .487 1st in AL
1995 .454 2nd in AL
1996 .459 3rd in AL
1997 .456 1st in AL
1998 .381 17th in AL
1999 .414 12th in AL
2000 .436 4th in AL
2002 .361 25th in AL
2003 .390 12th in AL
2006 .381 14th in AL
2007 .377 25th in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
1991 .553 4th in AL
1992 .536 3rd in AL
1993 .607 3rd in AL
1994 .729 1st in AL
1995 .606 3rd in AL
1996 .626 6th in AL
1997 .611 2nd in AL
2000 .625 4th in AL
2003 .562 6th in AL
2006 .545 10th in AL
2007 .480 25th in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
1991 104 8th in AL
1992 108 2nd in AL
1993 106 10th in AL
1994 106 1st in AL
1995 102 9th in AL
1996 110 13th in AL
1997 110 7th in AL
1998 109 12th in AL
2000 115 7th in AL


Season BB Rank
1991 138 1st in AL
1992 122 1st in AL
1993 112 4th in AL
1994 109 1st in AL
1995 136 1st in AL
1996 109 5th in AL
1997 109 4th in AL
1998 110 2nd in AL
1999 87 17th in AL
2000 112 4th in AL
2002 88 7th in AL
2003 100 3rd in AL
2006 81 12th in AL
2007 81 12th in AL


Season H Rank
1991 178 13th in AL
1992 185 5th in AL
1993 174 12th in AL
1994 141 4th in AL
1995 152 19th in AL
1996 184 10th in AL
1997 184 7th in AL
2000 191 9th in AL


Season 2B Rank
1991 31 24th in AL
1992 46 1st in AL
1993 36 11th in AL
1994 34 3rd in AL
1997 35 18th in AL
1999 36 17th in AL
2000 44 5th in AL
2003 35 22nd in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
1991 158 10th in AL
1992 160 4th in AL
1993 153 19th in AL
1994 113 7th in AL
1995 145 1st in AL
1998 160 9th in AL
2000 159 5th in AL
2007 155 19th in AL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2000 582 24th in AL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
1991 700 13th in AL
1992 711 6th in AL
1993 676 16th in AL
1994 517 5th in AL
1995 647 5th in AL
1997 649 23rd in AL
1998 712 4th in AL
2000 707 8th in AL
2003 662 22nd in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
1991 309 8th in AL
1992 307 4th in AL
1993 333 3rd in AL
1994 291 3rd in AL
1995 299 6th in AL
1996 330 8th in AL
1997 324 4th in AL
2000 364 3rd in AL
2003 307 12th in AL


Season SO Rank
1991 112 18th in AL
2002 115 18th in AL
2003 115 11th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
1995 6 19th in AL
1999 9 18th in AL
2003 12 13th in AL

Frank Edward Thomas Bio Info

Frank Edward Thomas... Married with three children...Was signed by Danny Monzon and Mike Rizzo...Signed a football scholarship with Auburn in 1986...Played only as a freshman, catching three passes for 45 yards as a tight end...Played baseball at Auburn and left holding the school record for career home runs (49) and single-season record for walks (73) and home runs (21)... Named Southeastern Conference MVP in 1989 and was an All-SEC Tournament selection... Selected to The Sporting News 1989 All-America Team... Led the SEC in batting (.403) and RBI (83) and finished second in home runs (19)... Named First-Team All-SEC first baseman in 1988... Led the SEC with a .385 average... Named the designated hitter on Baseball America's Modern Era College All-Star Team... Selected to Baseball America's Freshman All-America Team and First-Team All-SEC in 1987... Member of the U.S. Pan-Am Team... Graduate of Columbus (Ga.) High School... Made a cameo appearance in the 1992 film, "Mr. Baseball", starring Tom Selleck... Appeared in an episode of "Married With Children" in November 1994...Established the Frank Thomas Charitable Foundation in 1993 to improve the lives of Chicago-area residents... Created "Big Hurt's Buddies" program to supply hundreds of free tickets to fans... Donates $50,000 annually to the Leukemia Society of America in memory of a younger sister who passed away from the disease when he was 10... Introduced own candy bar, the "Frank Thomas Bar", in February 1996 to assist fund-raising...In 2007, was a Post-Season Baseball Analyst on TBS. 2007 Led the Blue Jays with 26 home runs, 95 RBI and a .377 on base percentage... AMONG THE ELITE: Has now recorded 11 seasons of at least 25 HR and 95 RBI for his career...Is tied for the 2nd most on the all-time list (Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig and Willie Mays all had 12)...Is one of just four players in MLB history to record a .300 batting average, 500 home runs, 1500 RBI, 1000 runs scored and 1500 walks...The other three players on this elite list are Ted Williams, Babe Ruth and Mel Ott...Ranks 18th on the all-time home run list (513), 9th in walks (1628), 18th in OBP (.421), 20th in SLG (.561) and 22nd in RBI (1674)...Has hit 261 career home runs as a designated hitter which represents the most by any DH in Major League history...Passed Edgar Martinez (243 HR) for the lead back on June 17 vs. WAS...Among the all-time designated hitters list, ranks 2nd in walks (862), 3rd in OBP (.396), 3rd in RBI (852), 4th in runs (736), 4th in SLG (.512), 5th in hits (1229) and 5th in doubles (249)..."HURTING" THE OPPOSITION: Among active players, nobody has hit more home runs vs. the Boston Red Sox than Frank Thomas with 40 (T-7th all time)...Hit five home runs vs. the Red Sox in '07, including three off Tim Wakefield...Has hit six career home runs off Wakefield (T-2nd most hit off any one pitcher)...In fact, has had two 3-HR games in his career (1996 & 2007), both vs. BOS & both games were started by Wakefield...Five of those six career home runs vs. Wakefield were delivered in those two contests...IN THE BOOKS: On Aug. 28, 1990 at MIN, Frank Thomas hit his 1st career home run off Gary Wayne...7,583 at bats later, in the very same batters box, hit his 500th career home run (off Carlos Silva on June 28)...Became the 21st player in ML history to reach that milestone...Recorded his 500th career home run in his 7663rd at bat (15.33 HR/AB), becoming the 13th fastest to reach that plateau...At 39.033 years of age, became the 5th oldest player to record his 500th career home run...Had hit 500 home runs off a total of 323 different pitchers...For his career, has hit more home runs vs. the Twins than any other opponent (52-HR, T-2nd on all-time list)...DESIGNATED PRODUCER: His 26 home runs were the 2nd most by a Blue Jay DH over a single season (Brad Fullmer hit 32 in 2000)...His 81 walks were the most ever by a Blue Jay DH...His 95 RBI were the 2nd most delivered by a Toronto DH over a course of a single season and his 146 hits were the 3rd most...Among designated hitters this season, ranked 3rd in HR, batting average, hits, SLG and T-3rd in RBI...MULTI-TASKING: Led the Jays with four multi-HR games this season (32 for his career)...The four multi-HR games matched his career high (3rd time, 2000 & 2003 being the others)...On Sept. 17 vs. BOS matched a career high with three home runs (2nd time)...Set a season high five RBI in that contest...His last three homer performance also came against the Red Sox (at Fenway Park on Sept. 15, 1996)...The last Blue Jay to hit three HR in one game was Vernon Wells back on May 30, 2006 vs. BOS...GRAND TIMING: Was one of nine AL players to hit at least two grand slams this season...Hit his first grand slam vs. TB on Apr. 7 (Fossum) and June 20 vs. LAD (Kuo)...Has hit 10 career grand slams...On Apr. 2 at DET, extended his opening-day hitting streak to 13 games...Is the longest of its kind since Will Clark hit in 14 consecutive opening-day contests from 1986 to 2000...On June 20 vs. LAD, recorded two hits in the 2nd inning (GS-HR & a single)...It marked the 1st time a Blue Jay had two hits in the same inning since Reed Johnson did so back on June 2, 2006 vs. TB (1B/HR)...Thomas accumulated six total bases in that inning...That marked the most total bases in a single inning by a Jay since Carlos Delgado on July 27, 2003 vs. BAL (six total bases, HR/2B)...HOMECOOKING: Was 4th in the AL with 19 home runs at home and T-8th with 58 RBI...Knocked in a run in 10 straight home games from July 23-Aug. 15 (22 total)...His 159 career home runs vs. lefties are the 5th most on the all-time list...QUITE THE HONOR: Was named the Toronto BBWAA Player of the Month for both June and August... In June, batted .289 with five home runs and 18 RBI...Batted .316 with five home runs and 26 RBI in the month of August...The 26 RBI were the T-4th most among AL players. 2006 Was named the 2006 Players Choice Award Winner for the AL Comeback Player of the Year...It was the 9th time in his career he hit 30 home runs, but just the second time he has done that over the last six years (105 in 2003)... Since the statistic became official in 1920, only five players have more 100 RBI seasons... They are Jimmie Fox 913), Lou Gehrig (13), Barry Bonds (12), Babe Ruth (12, not including 114 RBI in 1919), and Al Simmons (12)...Led the A's in home runs, RBI, on-base percentage (.381) and slugging percentage (.545)... His 39 home runs tied for the 8th best single-season total in Oakland history... Set an Oakland record for home runs and RBI by a designated hitter... Tied for 2nd among AL designated hitters in home runs this year, but that total tied for the 3rd best single season total ever by a DH... Tied for the AL lead in two-out RBI (53)... Averaged 4.36 pitches per plate appearances, which was 3rd most in the AL and the second best mark of his career (4.47 in 1990)... Led the AL in post-break RBI and was 3rd in home runs...Did not play in a spring training game until March 26, but he homered in his second at bat... Then homered in his first regular season at bat on Apr 3 against New York's Randy Johnson... He became the 9th player in Oakland history to homer in his first at bat in an A's uniform...Got off to a slow start, he batted .190 (15-79) in Apr... It was just the second time in his career he hit under .200 in a full month (.183 in Aug. 2002)...Played in the 2000th game of his career on May 28 at Texas...Was on the Disabled List from June 15-29 with a strained right quadriceps... It was his seventh career stint on the DL, his fourth in the last three seasons... Missed 13 games while on the DL, nine of which came in National League ballparks when the DH was not used... Was re-instated from the DL on June 30 and started each of the A's next 79 games through Sept 26, the night the A's clinched the AL West...Drew his 1500th career walk on July 4 vs. DET...Was ejected from the game on Jul 23 at DET by Adam Dowdy... Homered in an Athletics record and career best six consecutive games from Sept 5-11... Broke the previous mark of five held by George Alusik (1962), Dave Kingman (1986), and Matt Stairs (1998)... It was the 21st time in his career he homered in at least three consecutive games... Had eight home runs and 19 RBI in his first 10 games in Sept... Was named AL Player of the Week for the week of Sept 4-10 after batting .462 (12-26) with five home runs, 13 RBI, and eight runs scored in six games... Went 0-13 with no walks in a three-game series against LAA from Sept 22-24, the only time all year he went at least two consecutive games without reaching base... Finished Sept. with 10 home runs and 31 RBI... Led the AL in home runs and RBI in the month... The RBI equaled his most ever in a month (Jul, 1994; July, 1997; Aug, 2003) and it was the most RBI in a month by an Athletic since Jermaine Dye had 32 in Aug. 2001.

2006 POST-SEASON: In three LDS games vs. MIN batted .500 (5-10), with one double and two home runs... Became the oldest player in post-season history to have a multi-HR game in Game one of the LDS vs. MIN...Went 0-13 vs. DET in the LCS. 2005 Opened the season on the disabled list while recovering from off-season surgery on his left ankle... Played in 11 games at Triple-A Charlotte on a rehabilitation assignment from May 17 to 29, batting .190 (8 for 42) with one home run and four RBI... Was reinstated on May 30 and made his season debut that day against Los Angeles (AL), going 0 for 2 before leaving with a strained right hip flexor... Was placed on the DL a second time on July 21 with an inflammation in the foot... His season ended after medical evaluations revealed a second fracture in his ankle... Was transferred to the 60-day DL on September 1... Spent the last two months of the season with his foot immobilized...Hit eight home runs in June which tied for second in the American League... Hit his second career pinch hit home run on June 8 at Colorado (also June 7, 2000 at Cincinnati)... Homered in three straight games, June 13-17, the 19th time he has done that in his career...Hit the game-winning solo home run in the 13th inning on June 29 at Detroit... The run that he scored on the home run was the 1320th of his career which set aWhite Sox all-time record, breaking the previous record set by Luke Appling... Is Chicago's all-time leader in runs scored (1327), home runs (448), doubles (447), RBI (1465), extra base hits (906), walks (1466), total bases (3949), slugging (.568) and on-base percentage (.427)...Hit 10 home runs in his first 69 at bats, the fastest he ever reached 10 home runs (previous had been in 100 at bats in 1994)... The last AL player to reach 10 home runs in fewer than 70 at bats was Carlos Delgado who did it in 56 at bats in 2001. 2004 Was limited by a left ankle injury to 74 games... Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 10, retroactive to July 7, with a partial stress fracture of the navicular bone in his left ankle and missed the rest of the season... Underwent surgery on October 6 at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles... During the procedure performed by Dr. Richard Ferkel, debris was removed from the ankle, a bone graft was performed, and two screws were inserted in the area...At the time he was disabled, he led the American League in walks (64) and on-base percentage (.434), ranked fifth in slugging percentage (.563) and seventh in home runs (18)...Made his 14th consecutive Opening Day start on April 5 at Kansas City, the second-longest streak in Sox history behind Luke Appling and Ray Schalk (15 each)... Was 3 for 5 with two doubles, a home run and four RBI on June 8 vs. Philadelphia... his first double was career No. 441, breaking Luke Appling's franchise record...Received his eighth career ejection on May 16 vs. Minnesota and his ninth on June 27 vs. the Cubs. 2003 His 42 home runs tied Carlos Delgado for second in the American League behind Alex Rodriguez (47) and were the third-highest total in franchise history behind Albert Belle (49 in 1998) and his own personal best of 43 set in 2000...Was named to The Sporting News post-season All-Star team as the designated hitter...Hit 40-plus home runs for the fifth time in his career, drove in 100-plus runs for the 10th time and drew 100-plus walks for the 10th time...His 34 home runs as the designated hitter led the AL and set a franchise record... His 29 homers at home led the major leagues and were tied with Albert Belle (1998) for the second-highest total in franchise history behind his record of 30 set in 2000...Hit his 400th career home run on July 25 vs. Tampa Bay with a solo shot off Jorge Sosa, the 36th player in major-league history to reach that level... Collected his 2,000th career hit on August 4 vs. Kansas City with a 454-foot solo homer off Nate Field, becoming the fourth in club history to reach that milestone...Led the AL in home runs and slugging percentage (.732) vs. lefties... His 13 home runs in August were a career monthly best and tied Dick Allen (July 1972) for the second-highest monthly total in Sox history...Was named AL Pepsi co-Player of the Week for August 18-24 (13th career weekly honor) after hitting .321 (9 for 28) with six homers and 12 RBI... Collected 16 game-winning RBI, including two game-ending homers... Hit two home runs on August 18 vs. Anaheim, including his third career game-ending shot (off Jarrod Washburn), and on July 20 vs. Detroit... Also homered twice on July 2 vs. Minnesota, including a game-ending, two-run shot in the 12th inning off Eddie Guardado...Became the Sox all-time leader with 3,530 total bases on June 1 at Cleveland... Hit his 8th career grand slam on August 26 at New York off Roger Clemens... Hit his 400th career double on May 13 vs. Baltimore... Became the Sox all-time leader with 1,303 walks on April 18 vs. Cleveland, breaking Luke Appling's 53-year-old record...Batted second for the first time in his career on May 7 at Oakland, going 4 for 6 with two doubles... Received his 7th career ejection on June 17 vs. Boston (balls and strikes). 2002 Returned from a season-ending injury in April 2001 to bat .252 with 28 home runs, 88 walks and 92 RBI in 148 games... His 88 walks were tied for seventh in the AL... 24 of 28 home runs came at Comiskey Park, tying Ordonez for third-most at home by an AL batter (Alex Rodriguez hit 34 in Texas and Jim Thome 30 in Cleveland)...Was ejected on July 2 vs. Detroit for arguing balls and strikes (sixth career). and Jim Thome 30 in Cleveland)...59 RBI at home ranked ninth...hit the longest home run in new Comiskey Park history (495 feet, since broken) on July 23 vs. Minnesota...homered in consecutive games five times...his 10 sacrifice flies tied for fourth in the league...led the AL with an average of 4.27 pitches per plate appearance...made his 12th straight Opening Day start...batted .359 (28 for 78) in September, sixth-best in the league...was 4 for 5 with a career high three doubles on July 17 at Kansas City...went 3 for 3 in stolen base attempts...batted sixth in the second game of a doubleheader on July 13 at Detroit, the first time starting in that spot since May 8, 1991 vs. Milwaukee...hit a career-low .239 prior to the break...was ejected on July 2 vs. Detroit for arguing balls and strikes (sixth career)...started four times at first base (April 6-7 at Kansas City, June 18 at Philadelphia and June 21 at Atlanta). 2001 Season ended on April 27 vs. Seattle when he suffered a torn right triceps... Sustained the injury diving for a ball hit by Ichiro Suzuki while playing first base in the second inning... Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 10 retroactive to April 30 and underwent surgery on May 15 at Palos Community Hospital in a procedure performed by Dr. Scott Price, White Sox team physician... Missed the final 141 games... Homered in the Sox home opener on April 6 against Detroit for the third straight season. 2000 Finished second in the American League Most Valuable Player voting behind Oakland's Jason Giambi after hitting .328 with career highs of 43 home runs and 143 RBI... Giambi collected 317 points to 285 for Thomas... Was named AL Comeback Player of the Year by The Sporting News and won his fourth career Silver Slugger Award (also 1991, '93-94)... Also was selected to Baseball America's Major League All-Star Team and named in a survey by the same publication as the Second Best Power Hitter in baseball... Was named to the White Sox All-Century Team, receiving the most votes in the season-long voting by fans... His 28-home run increase from 1999 (15 to 43) was the second- largest in baseball behind Houston's Richard Hidalgo (15 to 44)...Hit a franchise-record 30 home runs at home, passing Albert Belle's mark of 29 in 1998... Combined with Magglio Ordonez (126) to drive in 269 runs, breaking the franchise record of 266 set by Zeke Bonura (138) and Luke Appling (128) in 1936...Recorded 100 RBI, 100 walks and 100 runs scored for the ninth time in 10 full seasons, now fourth-most in baseball history behind Babe Ruth (12), Lou Gehrig (11) and Barry Bonds (10)... Was named AL Player of the Week for April 3-9 and the post break period of July 13-16, his 11th and 12th career weekly honors...Hit grand slams on April 26 vs. Baltimore (Sidney Ponson) and September 11 vs. Detroit (Nelson Cruz)... Matched his career high with six RBI on July 15 vs. St. Louis... Became the Sox all-time RBI leader on July 14 vs. St. Louis with a two-run homer off Garrett Stephenson, breaking Luke Appling's 50-year old club record of 1116... Set the record in 1459 games compared to 2422 for Appling... Hit his first career pinch-hit home run on June 7 at Cincinnati, a two-run shot in the sixth that gave the Sox a 4-3 lead and led to a three-game sweep... Scored his 1,000th career run on June 6 at Cincinnati...Began the season with an 11-game hitting streak (.478, 22 for 46), his second-longest to open a season (15 in 1996).

2000 POST-SEASON: Went 0-for-9 in the ALDS vs. the Seattle Mariners. 1999 Season was cut short due to an injury to his right ankle which eventually required surgery... For the first time in his career, did not rank among the AL Top 10 in a major offensive category...Underwent season-ending surgery on his right foot on September 13... Team podiatrist Dr. Lowell Scott Weil removed a spur from the ankle, a corn from his small toe and performed several other minor podiatric procedures... Became the eighth player in Sox history to amass 1500 hits on June 24 vs. Minnesota... Compiled a career-long 21-game hitting streak from May 24-June 15 (.402, 33 for 82)...Collected his 1000th RBI on June 6 vs. Pittsburgh... Drew his 1,000th walk on April 17 at Kansas City... Hit his 300th career home run on August 7 at Oakland... Hit his 300th career double on June 18 vs. Baltimore... His first-inning double on May 3 at Anaheim was his 588th extra base hit, breaking Luke Appling's club record. 1998 Reached the century mark in runs (109), RBI (109) and walks (110) despite hitting a then career-low .265... drove in at least 100 runs for the eighth straight season... Only Al Simmons (1924-34) owned a longer streak to start a career...Saw 2903 pitches which tied Oakland's Rickey Henderson for most in the AL...Hit his fifth career grand slam on July 31 at Texas... Hit a game-winning, three-run homer off Rick Aguilera in the bottom of the ninth inning on July 14 vs. Minnesota... Was ejected on May 4 at Anaheim by Jim McKean for arguing balls and strikes...Tripled twice in three games from August 24-26...His triple on August 24 vs. Seattle was his first since June 19, 1994. 1997 With a .347 average, became the second player (third time) in Sox history and first since Luke Appling in 1943 (.328) to win the AL batting title... at 6-5, 275 pounds, became the largest player ever to win a batting title... Dave Parker (1978-79) and John Olerud (1993) each were listed at 6-5 when they led the league in average, while Parker and Andres Galarraga (1993) each weighed 235...Was the top player in baseball according to the annual rankings of the Elias Sports Bureau... Received a score of 97.5 out of 100... Recorded a .300 batting average with 20 home runs, 100 RBI, 100 runs scored and 100 walks for the seventh consecutive season, a major-league record... Ted Williams accomplished the feat in six straight years (1941-42 and 1946-49), missing the 1943-45 seasons due to World War II... Was named to the AL All-Star Team for the fifth straight year, but did not play as he recovered from an abdominal strain...Reached base 296 times, second-most in the AL... his combined slugging and on-base percentage of 1.067 led the league by .039... Reached base in 15 consecutive plate appearances from May 16-20, one short of the Major League record of 16 set by Ted Williams in 1957... Went 10 for 10 with six singles, three doubles, one home run and five walks during the streak, which began at Oakland with a home run off Steve Montgomery and ended at Comiskey Park when he flied out against Boston's Rich Garces... His 10 straight hits tied the Sox club record shared by Harry McCurdy (1926) and Rip Radcliff (1938)... Joined Albert Belle (30 home runs, 116 RBI) to become just the second pair of teammates in club history to record 30 homers and 100 RBI in the same season... Thomas (40 and 134) and Robin Ventura (34 and 105) in 1996 were the first duo to accomplish that feat... Hit his 250th career home run on August 14 vs. Oakland (off Willie Adams)...Was named AL Player of the Month for May after hitting .430 with nine home runs, 29 RBI, 28 runs scored and 27 walks in 26 games...Played in 1,000th career game on July 4 vs. Boston...Was on the 15-day disabled list from June 7-21 with a pulled left oblique muscle in his abdomen... Was named AL Player of the Week for May 26-June 1... Hit his first home run on April 25 at New York in his 75th at-bat, the third-longest homer drought of career. 1996 Finished second in the AL batting race with a .349 average, nine points behind Seattle's Alex Rodriguez... Joined Robin Ventura (34 homers) as just the third duo in White Sox history with 30-plus homers... Along with Ventura, Harold Baines (22) and Danny Tartabull (27), gave the Sox four players with 20-plus homers for the first time in franchise history... Along with Tartabull (101 RBI) and Ventura (105), gave the Sox three 100-RBI players for the first time in club history...Hit safely in his first 15 games of the season (.393, 24 for 61), the best by a Sox player to begin a season since at least 1952 (streaks prior to that date are not available)... Was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career on July 11 with a stress fracture in his left foot... Was ejected by home plate umpire Brian O'Nora (second career ejection) on August 7 at New York... Drew a career-high three intentional walks on August 9 vs. Baltimore... Hit a career-high three home runs on September 15 at Boston (all three off Tim Wakefield). 1995 Led the AL in walks (136), intentional walks (29) and sacrifice flies (12)...Tied the AL record for right-handed batters with his 29th intentional walk on September 27 at Kansas City (set by Washington's Frank Howard in 1970)...Played in his 250th consecutive game on September 22 at Minnesota...His .849 slugging percentage against lefties topped the AL and .524 on-base percentage was second...Reached base safely 294 times, second in the league to Seattle's Edgar Martinez (306)... Reached base safely in all six plate appearances on May 14 at Seattle (two hits and four walks). 1994 Became the 11th player in Major League history to win consecutive Most Valuable Player awards... Was the first AL player to win successive awards since New York's Roger Maris (1960-61)... Was the runner-up in Player of the Year balloting by the Associated Press... Led the AL in slugging percentage (.729), on-base percentage (.487), walks (109) and runs (106) and was tied for first in extra-base hits (73)...Slugging percentage of .729 was the highest in the AL since Ted Williams in 1957 (.731)... Named AL All-Star first baseman by The Sporting News and claimed his third Silver Slugger Award...Averaged one RBI every 4.0 at-bats (second in the AL) and one home run every 10.5 at-bats (first in the AL)... 32 home runs at the break are the most ever by a Sox player... Recorded his 100th and 101st RBI on August 7 at California, becoming the fastest Sox player to reach 100 RBI in a season... Finished July with 31 RBI, tying Carlton Fisk (July 1985) for the second-best RBI production by a White Sox hitter in a month (since 1964). 1993 Was a unanimous choice as American League Most Valuable Player... Became the 10th player in baseball history to be a unanimous selection... Was the third player in White Sox history to be named MVP, joining Nellie Fox (1959) and Dick Allen (1972)... Also was selected to the AL Silver Slugger team... It was the second Silver Slugger honor of his career (as designated hitter in 1991)... Set the franchise home run mark with 41 homers on the season (since broken)...Was selected as the top player in the AL in a poll of his peers... The Players Choice Award was presented by the Major League Baseball Players Association... Was selected the first baseman on the Associated Press Major League All-Star Team... His homer on Aug. 31 at NYY tied the franchise single season record and was the 100th of his career... Banged his left arm into the fence trying to make catch on Sept. 19 at Oakland... Did not play from Sept. 27 until the final day of the regular season...Hit 11 home runs in July and 10 in August when he was AL Player of the Month...Was 1 for 1 in the All-Star Game.

1993 POST-SEASON: In six games of the ALCS vs. the Blue Jays, batted .353 (6-17) with a home run and three RBI. 1992 Led the AL in extra-base hits (72) and on-base percentage (.439), tied for first in walks (122) and doubles (46)...Named September's AL Player of the Month...Hit .342 on the road, second-best in the majors...Became the first player in Sox history to walk 100 times in consecutive seasons... Was named AL Player of the Week twice (May 4-10 and July 20-26)...Hit two home runs on May 8 at Baltimore, including the game-winner in the 10th inning... Became just the second Sox player to record 20 or more home runs and 100 or more RBI in consecutive seasons, joining Eddie Robinson (29/117 in 1951 and 22/104 in 1952)...Became the 6th Sox player to drive in 100 runs in consecutive seasons and the first since Minnie Minoso (1953-54). 1991 Finished third in AL MVP voting with 181 total points...Named to both the Associated Press and The Sporting News postseason All-Star Teams... Finished second to Chili Davis in AL Outstanding Designated Hitter voting... Set a franchise record for walks on September 28 vs. Seattle, breaking Lu Blue's 60-year-old mark of 127...Led the AL in on-base percentage (.453), finished fifth in home runs (32) and RBI (109), eighth in runs (104) and ninth in batting average (.318)...Named AL Player of the Week on April 28 and August 4... Named AL Player of the Month for August when he hit .373 with eight home runs, 27 RBI and 24 walks... Became the second Sox player to bat over .300, hit 30 or more home runs and drive in over 100 runs (Dick Allen, 1972)...Had exploratory arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder performed by Dr. Frank Jobe on October 11. 1990 Made Major League debut on August 2 at Milwaukee... His .330 batting average was the highest by a Sox player with at least 200 plate appearances since Taffy Wright hit .333 in 1942... Named AL Player of the Week on September 24... his 156 major and minor league walks led professional baseball... Named Baseball America's Minor League Player of the Year for his efforts at Double-A Birmingham... Batted .323 in 109 games for the Barons with a league-best 112 walks...Named Topps Southern League Player of the Month for July. 1989 Following his selection from Auburn University, split the season between Rookie Sarasota and Single-A Sarasota...With Rookie Sarasota of the Gulf Coast League, he batted .365 (19 for 52) over 17 games.