As a Hall of Fame .301 lifetime hitter, two-time MVP and five-time all-star, Thomas’ 19 year MLB career was most most impressive.
However, this bruising batter may be best known for his frightening nickname.
A Chicago White Sox broadcaster’s innocent remark in 1992 morphed into one of Major League Baseball’s best ever nicknames.
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Ken Harrelson’s comment about how badly White Sox slugger Frank Thomas hurt the baseball when he made contact fostered the scary and formidable nickname – The Big Hurt.
The Big Hurt perfectly described the rugged and tough 6’ 5” and 260 lb. former University of Auburn football player turned MLB star as Thomas regularly tormented American League pitchers during his lengthy career.
While in the on-deck circle, Thomas even swung a hefty piece of rusted rebar that he salvaged from demolished Comiskey Park. A first ballot 2016 Cooperstown choice, Thomas retired with 521 career home runs. The intimidating Frank Thomas may have been a scary hitter whenever he stepped into the batter’s box.
However, this retired White Sox slugger is widely regarded as one of Major League Baseball’s best power hitters and among the most respected players who have ever played the sport.
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