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  Frank Thomas (AL baseball player) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thomas is one of several notable baseball players who played college baseball at Auburn University.
Thomas played first base during the early part of his career and was not known for his defense.
Thomas somewhat resurrected his career in 2003; although he hit a subpar.267, he was tied for second in the American League in home runs (42), and was in the league's top ten in walks, extra-base hits, slugging percentage, and on-base plus slugging.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Frank_Thomas_(AL_baseball_player)   (1074 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Frank Thomas (animator)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Thomas was directing animator for several memorable villains, including the evil stepmother Lady Tremaine in Cinderella, the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland, and Captain Hook in Peter Pan.
Frank Thomas (middle) with best friend Ollie Johnston and their wives in 1985.
Thomas and Johnston were also profiled in the 1993 documentary Frank and Ollie, directed by Thomas's son Theodore Thomas.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Frank_Thomas_(animator)   (450 words)

 Fantasy Baseball Profile - Frank Thomas
Thomas could be headed to the DL with severely strained quad.
Thomas was medically cleared by team doctors Saturday and is expected to make his spring debut Sunday.
Thomas should take part in a minor league game early next week, in the next step in his recovery from a surgically repaired foot.
www.thomasgeorge.com /baseball/profile.cfm?playerId=1494   (248 words)

 Frank Thomas - BR Bullpen
Frank Thomas is considered the Ted Williams of his era because of his all-around hitting prowess The longtime first baseman with the Chicago White Sox, he was the American League Most Valuable Player in 1993.
Frank's eight-year stretch from 1990 to 1997 was one of the most remarkable performances by a hitter in the history of the game.
Actually, Frank Thomas has really had two different careers - there were the years from 1990-2000 when he was a high-average slugger, in the mold of Lou Gehrig, and then there were the years from 2000 on when he was a low-average slugger, in the mold of Harmon Killebrew.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Frank_Thomas   (2374 words)

 Frank Thomas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Frank Thomas (NL baseball player) (born 1929), (middle name Joseph, played from 1951-1966)
Frank Thomas (AL baseball player) (born 1968), (middle name Edward, played since 1990)
This human name article is a disambiguation page – a list of pages that might otherwise share the same title, which is a person's or persons' name.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Frank_Thomas   (108 words)

 Frank Thomas | BaseballLibrary.com
Thomas gave up the pigskin to concentrate on baseball after his freshman year and won the Southeastern Conference MVP in 1989.
Thomas continued to inflict heavy damage on American League pitching staffs over the next three seasons as the White Sox were reduced to bridesmaids in the AL Central by the rise of the Cleveland Indians.
Defense was hardly Thomas' strong suit, but the White Sox felt his presence on the field provided leadership to the young team and had long been willing to endure his shortcomings with a glove.
baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/T/Thomas_Frank68.stm   (3379 words)

 Roy Thomas | BaseballLibrary.com
Thomas was the NL walk king at the turn of the century.
His ability to foul off pitches endlessly in pursuit of a free pass led to the rule that fouls were strikes, but that change didn't prevent him from leading the NL in walks in seven of his first nine seasons.
Before the Phillies' best players jumped to the AL, the leadoff hitter scored 100 runs his first three years, but after 1901 he topped 100 only once more (118 in 1905).
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/T/Thomas_Roy.stm   (322 words)

 SI.com - Sports Illustrated -- The Magazine - The African-American baseball player is vanishing. Does he have a future? ...
By contrast, players born in the U.S. are subject to the major league draft and cannot be signed until they or their high school class graduates.
Al Davis is a pied piper who not only teaches baseball to his sons but also offers free lessons to neighborhood boys.
The number of fl players in the NFL, for instance, grew from 60% in 1990 to 65% in 2002, though the rise of fls at the glamour position, quarterback, made their presence seem larger still.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /si_online/news/2003/07/10/black_ballplayer   (4626 words)

 Frank Thomas News
Frank Thomas' career was in limbo after he parted ways with the White Sox on unhappy terms.
Thomas' two-run homer in the seventh inning helped Oakland beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 on Friday night and give the Athletics their 10th straight home win.
Frank Thomas took sole possession of the A's lead in home runs when he went deep to left off Boston's Keith Foulke in the seventh inning Monday night.
www.topix.net /baseball-players/frank-thomas   (683 words)

 BookRags: Frank Thomas Biography
Frank Thomas of the Chicago White Sox is a big man at six-feet-four inches and 240 pounds.
His father, Frank Sr., worked for the city and was a deacon at the local Baptist Church.
Thomas grew up in a poor neighborhood and, in order to keep their children out of trouble, his parents were very s.....
www.bookrags.com /biography/frank-thomas-spo   (180 words)

 Frank Thomas - Statistics - The Baseball Cube   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
A player with a centile of 15 means that 15% of the players have a higher salary.
A glut of players will be making the minimum and so it is unfair to represent some of these players within the range of 80 to 100 when they all earn the same.
The true formula of the centile is to count the number of players with a posted salary during the season and divide by 100.
www.thebaseballcube.com /players/T/frank-thomas.shtml   (1076 words)

 ESPN.com: Frank Thomas Career Notes
Honored by his peers with the Players Choice Award as the top major league player and was tabbed as the first baseman on the AP Major League All-Star Team...
Led the AL in on-base percentage (.453), was fifth in home runs (32) and RBI (109), eighth in runs (104) and ninth in batting average (.318)...
Was named AL Player of the Month for August after hitting.371 (41-110) with eight homers, 27 RBI, and 24 walks...
espn.go.com /mlb/profiles/notes/4527.html   (1011 words)

 Frank Thomas, HOF? - Baseball Fever
Thomas has yet to find that late career adjustment, and its the late career adjustment which could add several respectable years to his playing time.
Thomas was very durable at 1b for a long time, even if he never actually fielded the position very well; his durability allowed the White Sox to use the DH slot to allow other players to contribute, get a rest, etc.
Thomas is similar -- he can play the field, he's just not very good at it, and they've got another 1b now, Konerko, that fields better (when he hits, anyway), so why not use the DH since you have it and get both bats in the lineup?
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?t=8439   (2021 words)

 Baseball's Terrific 20   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Last year was the most challenging and disheartening of Frank Thomas' glorious career.
Thomas has come to terms with the fact that he's a one-dimensional player.
Thomas is a proud player who dug himself a deep hole early last year and never found his way out of it.
www.stats.com /kids/players/playertho.html   (321 words)

 Scoresheet Baseball AL Player List
There are many players that have not yet signed with a major league team as of January 16th (when we finalized these player lists), and are not on either list.
But once again, players who are on the AL list (even unsigned ones such as Frank Thomas) are all considered Scoresheet AL players for 2006, and are eligible in ALs this year.
Vice-versa, players who are on the NL list are all considered Scoresheet NL players for 2006, and are not eligible in Scoresheet ALs that draft by sending lists in to us.
www.scoresheet.com /BBALcurrent.html   (784 words)

 Frank Thomas - Reviews on RateItAll
Born in 1968, Frank Thomas was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the first round of the 1989 free agent draft.
Frank Thomas is in my mind walking into the hall of fame.
Frank Thomas is Exhibit A on why the public thinks that athlet...
www.rateitall.com /i-186-frank-thomas.aspx   (250 words)

 USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
On the other hand, if Mastny lets the bitter experience of his first blown save linger, and to affect his next few outings, that might be an indication that perhaps he isn't suited to be a closer, and club officials may have to renew their search for their closer in 2007.
Thomas' homer landed in the 28th row, two from the top, of the seats in left field.
Frank Francisco, making his return to the major leagues after missing all of 2004 and the first five months of this season, was on the mound to start the eighth inning Friday night.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/alnotes.htm   (9640 words)

 Fantasy Baseball - USATODAY.com
The futures of Ichiro Suzuki, Jonathan Papelbon and Hank Blalock are among the topics covered in the AL team-by-team notes.
Papelbon and Sowers to be shut down, Matsui to return and the mysterious designation of Dmitri Young for assignment all evaluated as part of the Week That Was.
Cliff Floyd, still troubled by a sore left Achilles' tendon, was told Sunday that he needs to get into the lineup and stay there if he wants to play in October.
fantasybaseball.usatoday.com /content/player.asp?sport=MLB&id=1607   (803 words)

 Frank Thomas, HOF? [Archive] - Baseball Fever
I think that is because baseball and the baseball media does such a great (by great I don't mean good just really big and blown out) job of hyping the past stars.
Has Thomas been more friendly towards the fans and media he may have been a more popular pitchman and be thought of as having more of that "feel".
Frank Thomas' HOF credentials were set a long time ago as far as I'm concerned.
www.baseball-fever.com /archive/index.php/t-8439.html   (7022 words)

 Frank Thomas Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
The only downer in the Sox dream season was not having you in uniform for the Series.
AL Black Ink: Batting - 21 (96) (Average HOFer ≈ 27)
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
www.baseball-reference.com /t/thomafr04.shtml   (710 words)

 Frank Thomas Baseball Card Auction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
- Frank was All-Southeastern Conference selection at first base for 3 years at Auburn Univ. In 1989 he led SEC in batting and RBI while ranking 2nd in home runs.
When he crouches at the plate waving his dangerous bat, the "BIG HURT" led the major leagues in runs walks and on-base percentage in 94 and finished in the top 5 in the AL in seven other offensive catagories.
With that distinction, he became the first white Sox player in 54 years to lead the AL in hitting, and also ended up leading the White Sox in average and RBI for the seventh straight season.
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 The Ballplayers | BaseballLibrary.com
He has had articles in Baseball Digest and Baseball Research Journal and is an authority on the Notre Dame men who have played in the major leagues.
Besides his numerous articles on baseball and other sports in The Sporting News, Baseball Digest, Sports Heritage, The Main Event, and several newspapers, he is the co-author, with Dick Bartell, of "Rowdy Richard," A Firsthand Account of the National League Baseball Wars of the 1930s and the Men Who Fought Them (1987).
He is a baseball historian and professor at Albright College (Pennsylvania) and a past president of SABR.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/authors.stm   (3309 words)

 San Francisco Giants : Player Information : Biography and Career Highlights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
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Has made 7 post season appearances, including 4 with Giants (1997, 2000, '02 and '03)...also reached October baseball with Pittsburgh from 1990-92...led SF to NL pennant and his 1st World Series appearance in 2002 with awe-inspiring playoff performance, hitting.356 (16-for-45) with 18 runs, 2 2Bs, 3B, 8 HRs, 16 RBI, 27 walks,.978 slugging pct.
Louis (tied with Frank Thomas' 1993 mark) and 13 in 2002 World Series vs. Anaheim...also set big league marks with 6 intentional walks in '03 LDS and 7 in '02 Fall Classic.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/team/player_career.jsp?player_id=111188   (174 words)

 Scoresheet Winter Baseball AL Player List
Also available are PDF files of the player lists and the draft/rule packets.
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If you are the commissioner and reporting results for a new league, please send us your league name, and a list of team owners, and we will create a league web page for you and will send you the link address.
www.scoresheet.com /wintalcurrent.html   (398 words)

 Fantasy Baseball Profile - Milton Bradley
Bradley is eligible to come off the DL Friday but has not tested his sore oblique throwing and has not batted left-handed.
But he put on an impressive display in batting practice Thursday and could be activated and DH while Frank Thomas is out.
Bradley was placed on the DL with a sprained knee.
www.thomasgeorge.com /baseball/profile.cfm?playerId=1734   (404 words)

 Frank Thomas MLB Baseball at CBS SportsLine.com
Player Profile · Situational Stats · Game Log · Other DH · OAK Roster
Compare Thomas against his opponents in his next game.
Frank Thomas homered for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, giving the Big Hurt career homer No. 480 and his 32nd in his comeback season after two injury-shortened years with the White Sox.
www.sportsline.com /mlb/players/playerpage/8126   (228 words)

 Get Up, Baby!
And, in grand baseball fashion, the truth comes out only after he sucks: the hip’s been bad all year.
Theoretically Swamp Gas could be effective as a LOOGY or do some mop up work for the rest of the year, but there’s absolutely no denying something is still very wrong with the guy’s shoulder.
Because now, instead of being one of the many bland, subpar bench players on an underachieving Cardinals team, Bennett is a capital-H Hero–and his WPA is positive, too.
getupbaby.net   (2950 words)

 ESPN.com - MLB - Frank Thomas - Oakland Athletics - Player Card
Athletics June 30: Activated designated hitter Frank Thomas and second baseman Mark Ellis from the 15-day disabled list; optioned infielder Mike Rouse and outfielder Doug Clark to Sacramento of the Pacific Coast League (AAA); agreed to terms with shortstop Christian Vitters and pitcher Jason Fernandez.
Athletics June 16: Placed designated hitter Frank Thomas on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps; recalled catcher Jeremy Brown from Sacramento of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
If Frank Thomas and Oakland owner Lewis Wolff have their way, the Big Hurt will be playing for the Athletics beyond this season.
baseball.espn.go.com /mlb/players/profile?statsId=4527   (184 words)

 Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society's Official Website and Online Shoppe
Chapman besides being one of the most popular of all former Mackmen is also noted for his World War II heroics.
The Frank Thomas Regular Edition signed copies are still available at $29, however all of the 286 Limited Edition Special $50 copies are sold out.The Limited Edition of 286 corresponded with Frank Thomas's Major League Home Run total.
All such requests, other than casual questions the response to which shall be for the personal use of the questioner, must be submitted to the President of the Society, or, the Society's Vice President for History and Research, or the General Manager of the Society.
www.philadelphiaathletics.org   (2055 words)

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