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Frank Thomas

Frank Edward Thomas (Big Hurt) (twitter: @TheBigHurt_35)

Positions: Designated Hitter and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 240 lb.

Born: May 27, 1968 in Columbus, GA
High School: Columbus HS (Columbus, GA)
School: Auburn University (Auburn, AL)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 1989 amateur draft.
Signed June 11, 1989. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 2, 1990 (Age 22.067)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1990 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Athletics/BlueJays 1990-2008
Agents: Arn Tellem,Michael Moye [*]
Final Game: August 29, 2008 (Age 40.094)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 2014 (478/571 ballots).
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1990 CHW AL 22 1B 51 51 32 420.1 459 428 26 5 53 .989 -2 -6 9.72 8.90 .992 9.63 9.53
1990 CHW AL 22 DH 8 8
1991 CHW AL 23 DH 101 101 MVP-3,SS
1991 CHW AL 23 1B 56 56 40 476.2 488 459 27 2 43 .996 -4 -9 9.18 8.68 .992 9.75 9.74 MVP-3,SS
1992 CHW AL 24 1B 158 157 149 1406.0 1533 1428 92 13 112 .992 -8 -7 9.73 9.62 .993 9.68 9.64 MVP-8
1992 CHW AL 24 DH 2 2 MVP-8
1993 CHW AL 25 1B 150 149 128 1300.2 1320 1222 83 15 128 .989 -8 -7 9.03 8.70 .993 9.57 9.48 AS,MVP-1,SS
1993 CHW AL 25 DH 4 4 AS,MVP-1,SS
1994 CHW AL 26 1B 99 99 91 867.0 787 735 45 7 74 .991 -8 -11 8.10 7.88 .992 9.57 9.49 AS,MVP-1,SS
1994 CHW AL 26 DH 13 13 AS,MVP-1,SS
1995 CHW AL 27 1B 90 89 81 772.1 779 738 34 7 67 .991 -12 -18 9.00 8.58 .993 9.61 9.50 AS,MVP-8
1995 CHW AL 27 DH 54 53 AS,MVP-8
1996 CHW AL 28 1B 139 139 125 1232.0 1192 1098 85 9 111 .992 -11 -11 8.64 8.51 .992 9.24 9.18 AS,MVP-8
1997 CHW AL 29 1B 97 97 76 822.2 799 739 49 11 70 .986 -4 -5 8.62 8.12 .992 9.31 9.23 AS,MVP-3
1997 CHW AL 29 DH 49 49 AS,MVP-3
1998 CHW AL 30 DH 146 146
1998 CHW AL 30 1B 14 14 10 114.0 124 116 6 2 12 .984 -2 -16 9.63 8.71 .992 9.43 9.33
1999 CHW AL 31 DH 82 82
1999 CHW AL 31 1B 49 49 40 421.1 407 385 18 4 40 .990 -6 -18 8.61 8.22 .992 9.50 9.35
2000 CHW AL 32 DH 127 127 MVP-2,SS
2000 CHW AL 32 1B 30 30 26 258.1 283 267 15 1 38 .996 -2 -7 9.82 9.40 .993 9.37 9.26 MVP-2,SS
2001 CHW AL 33 DH 16 16
2001 CHW AL 33 1B 3 3 2 19.2 22 20 1 1 2 .955 -0 -31 9.61 7.00 .993 9.43 9.30
2002 CHW AL 34 DH 140 139
2002 CHW AL 34 1B 4 4 2 31.0 44 38 4 2 5 .955 0 19 12.19 10.50 .993 9.32 9.22
2003 CHW AL 35 DH 124 124 MVP-15
2003 CHW AL 35 1B 27 27 11 209.0 216 206 9 1 19 .995 -1 -1 -3 -5 9.26 7.96 .993 9.55 9.46 MVP-15
2004 CHW AL 36 DH 65 65
2004 CHW AL 36 1B 4 4 1 32.1 34 31 3 0 2 1.000 1 1 33 33 9.46 8.50 .994 9.30 9.25
2005 CHW AL 37 DH 28 28
2006 OAK AL 38 DH 135 135 MVP-4
2007 TOR AL 39 DH 147 147 MVP-23
2008 TOT AL 40 DH 69 69
2008 TOR AL 40 DH 16 16
2008 OAK AL 40 DH 53 53
15 Seasons 1B 971 968 814 8383.1 8487 7910 497 80 776 .991 -64 0 -9 0 9.03 8.66 .993 9.52 9.44
19 Seasons TOT 971 968 814 8383.1 8487 7910 497 80 776 .991 -64 0 -9 0 9.03 8.66 .993 9.52 9.44
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1990 CHW AL 22 1B -2 -6 -2 2 -5 0
1991 CHW AL 23 1B -4 -9 -2 -1 -2 -1
1992 CHW AL 24 1B -8 -7 -7 -4 -3 -1
1993 CHW AL 25 1B -8 -7 -8 1 -8 0
1994 CHW AL 26 1B -8 -11 -8 1 -9 0
1995 CHW AL 27 1B -12 -18 -12 -4 -8 0
1996 CHW AL 28 1B -11 -11 -10 -2 -8 -1
1997 CHW AL 29 1B -4 -5 -2 -4 1 -1
1998 CHW AL 30 1B -2 -16 -2 1 -3 0
1999 CHW AL 31 1B -6 -18 -6 -4 -2 0
2000 CHW AL 32 1B -2 -7 -2 -0 -1 0
2001 CHW AL 33 1B -0 -31 -0 -1 0 0
2002 CHW AL 34 1B 0 19 0 0 0 0
2003 CHW AL 35 1B -1 -3 -1 1 -1 0 -1 -5 -1 0
2004 CHW AL 36 1B 1 33 1 0 0 0 1 33 1
15 Seasons 1B -64 -9 -60 -12 -48 -4 0 0 0 0
19 Seasons TOT -64 -9 -60 -12 -48 -4 0 0 0 0

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1990 CHW AL 22 60 59 60 51 0 0 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0
1991 CHW AL 23 158 157 158 56 0 0 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 101 1 0
1992 CHW AL 24 160 159 160 158 0 0 158 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
1993 CHW AL 25 153 153 153 150 0 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
1994 CHW AL 26 113 112 113 99 0 0 99 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 0
1995 CHW AL 27 145 142 145 90 0 0 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 3 0
1996 CHW AL 28 141 139 141 139 0 0 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1997 CHW AL 29 146 146 146 97 0 0 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 49 0 0
1998 CHW AL 30 160 160 160 14 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 146 0 0
1999 CHW AL 31 135 132 135 49 0 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 82 3 0
2000 CHW AL 32 159 157 159 30 0 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 127 2 0
2001 CHW AL 33 20 19 20 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 1 0
2002 CHW AL 34 148 143 148 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 140 5 0
2003 CHW AL 35 153 151 153 27 0 0 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 124 2 0
2004 CHW AL 36 74 69 74 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 65 5 0
2005 CHW AL 37 34 28 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 6 0
2006 OAK AL 38 137 135 137 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 135 2 0
2007 TOR AL 39 155 147 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 147 8 0
2008 OAK AL 40 55 53 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53 2 0
2008 TOR AL 40 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0
19 Seasons 2322 2277 2322 971 0 0 971 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1310 45 0
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1990 CHW AL 22 1761 59% 80% 32% 99 92% 0 423 30 382 8 38 27 20 3 0 1 5 0 4 1 4 53 1 0 0 48 1 5 1 4 4 50%
1991 CHW AL 23 2044 63% 77% 32% 93 85% 0 459 23 424 12 33 27 20 6 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 43 0 0 0 41 0 2 2 0 4 75%
1992 CHW AL 24 5993 61% 81% 32% 337 87% 0 1428 105 1296 27 105 92 75 8 0 4 13 3 8 2 8 112 0 0 1 105 1 7 4 3 17 76%
1993 CHW AL 25 5528 59% 78% 31% 256 92% 2 1224 59 1130 31 103 83 64 10 1 5 15 5 5 5 8 128 1 1 1 120 3 8 1 6 18 72%
1994 CHW AL 26 3682 58% 77% 28% 162 92% 1 735 54 667 13 57 44 34 7 0 4 7 1 5 1 5 74 0 0 2 65 2 9 1 8 12 92%
1995 CHW AL 27 3490 60% 77% 30% 157 90% 2 739 52 670 16 65 33 22 3 1 3 7 1 4 2 4 67 0 0 2 59 2 8 4 4 7 86%
1996 CHW AL 28 5435 57% 77% 29% 237 94% 1 1102 58 1026 17 89 83 67 7 1 1 9 1 5 3 5 111 2 0 1 106 3 5 2 3 12 92%
1997 CHW AL 29 3617 59% 79% 30% 185 91% 1 741 43 686 11 84 47 41 2 0 3 11 3 6 2 7 70 0 0 1 63 1 7 3 4 7 57%
1998 CHW AL 30 537 62% 79% 27% 36 72% 0 115 12 100 3 8 7 3 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 12 0 0 0 10 0 2 0 2 3 100%
1999 CHW AL 31 1913 58% 79% 32% 71 85% 0 385 22 354 9 21 18 17 1 0 0 4 1 3 0 2 40 0 0 1 38 1 2 0 2 10 70%
2000 CHW AL 32 1112 59% 75% 29% 46 98% 0 268 13 250 5 21 15 11 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 38 0 0 0 33 0 5 3 2 2 100%
2001 CHW AL 33 87 74% 79% 33% 4 50% 0 20 1 19 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2002 CHW AL 34 126 57% 78% 32% 10 80% 0 42 2 40 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 3 33%
2003 CHW AL 35 842 46% 76% 32% 36 94% 0 206 11 191 4 15 9 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 19 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2004 CHW AL 36 133 56% 77% 29% 9 100% 0 31 2 29 0 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
15 Seasons 36300 59% 78% 30% 1738 90% 7 7918 487 7264 156 649 489 386 48 3 22 80 17 45 18 49 776 4 1 9 716 14 60 21 38 100 77%
MLB Averages 58% 77% 32% 93% 84%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
2014 BBWAA (83.7%)
Selected to HOF in 2014 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1991 AL (3, 46%)
1992 AL (8, 28%)
1993 AL (1, 100%)
1994 AL (1, 95%)
1995 AL (8, 22%)
1996 AL (8, 22%)
1997 AL (3, 44%)
2000 AL (2, 73%)
2003 AL (15, 5%)
2006 AL (4, 44%)
2007 AL (23, 0%)
2 MVPs
4.79 Career Shares (13th)

Silver Sluggers
1991 AL (DH)
1993 AL (1B)
1994 AL (1B)
2000 AL (DH)
All multiple winners

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1991 August AL Player of the Month
1992 September AL Player of the Month
1993 August AL Player of the Month
1994 May AL Player of the Month
1994 July AL Player of the Month
1996 April AL Player of the Month
1996 September AL Player of the Month
1997 May AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1990 Sep 23rd AL Player of the Week
1991 Apr 28th AL Player of the Week
1991 Aug 4th AL Player of the Week
1992 May 10th AL Player of the Week
1992 Jul 26th AL Player of the Week
1994 May 29th AL Player of the Week
1994 Jul 10th AL Player of the Week
1997 Jun 1st AL Player of the Week
1997 Jul 13th AL Player of the Week
1999 Jun 6th AL Player of the Week
2000 Apr 9th AL Player of the Week
2000 Jul 16th AL Player of the Week
2003 Aug 24th AL Player of the Week
2006 Sep 10th AL Player of the Week

Putoutss c a p y
1992 AL  1,428 (1st)
1993 AL  1,222 (3rd)
1996 AL  1,098 (5th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1992 AL  158 (1st)
1993 AL  150 (2nd)
1996 AL  139 (5th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1992 AL  1,428 (1st)
1993 AL  1,222 (3rd)
1996 AL  1,098 (5th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1992 AL  92 (4th)
1996 AL  85 (4th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1992 AL  13 (2nd)
1993 AL  15 (2nd)
1994 AL  7 (5th)
1995 AL  7 (4th)
1996 AL  9 (5th)
1997 AL  11 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1992 AL  112 (5th)
1993 AL  128 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1992 AL  9.62 (2nd)

Salary s c a p y
1995 AL  $7,150,000 (5th)
1996 AL  $7,150,000 (4th)
1997 AL  $7,150,000 (7th)
1998 AL  $7,000,000 (8th)

Oldest s c a p y
2008 AL  born 1968-05-27 (6th)

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Name and misspellings: Big Frank Edward Frank frankie Hurt Thomas

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