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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-24-2011, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Question Frank Thomas?

Is he a sure fire Hall of Famer? I think he is .
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I think he's definitely in the HOF:
  • 19 MLB seasons
  • career .301 batting average
  • 18th of all time with Willie McCovey and Ted Williams at 521 home runs
  • 1704 RBI; 22nd all time
  • .419 OBP; 16th all time
  • .555 SLG; 22nd all time (tied with Hank Aaron)
  • .974 OPS; 15th all time

And he was always publicly pro-PEDs testing.


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Frank was always a huge guy from the time he started his career. there was no huge muscling up like Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds.
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I think the Big Hurt is a HoF




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Over 500 HR's should make him a 1st ballot guy. I hope he don't get wrapped up in the steroid debate.


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Since he was a big slugger in the 90's questions will be around just about every single hitter from that era. I do not think he did steroids, he was just an extremely talented player.




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He was just a very strong and big guy from the start of his career. He never put on muscle mass later on quickly because he already had them.


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Oh Hell Yes!!

Most of the arguments I hear and read are not saying that "the BIG HURT" is not worthy of the HOF. The question is whether he deserves to go in on the 1st ballot. And I agree that his incredibly drastic fall in B.A. hurts his legacy. But you have to factor in the severe foot injury he suffered in the late stages of his career. It completely changed his swing and he was never the same hitter afterwards. And, unlike guys like A-Rod and Manny, who chose to use steroids to accelerate their recoveries from injury, he stayed clean. And, as he aged, his huge 6'5", 275-lb frame did not allow him to remain in the upper echelon of high-average hitters. Forget the issue of his being a DH for the latter part of his career; the stats he produced for the first 8 years as a big leaguer are unparalled. In terms of production, his average, RBIs, hits, HRs and walks are matched or exceeded by only 3 other HO-Famers (look it up). AND HE DID IT WITHOUT ABSOLUTELY NO TAINT OF P.E.D.s. Only Griffey Jr. is in his class over the same time period. All other are disqualified by their alleged use of "juice". If Frank Thomas is not a first ballot electee, then the HOF has lost all credibility and every BBWA voter who leaves him of his ballot should have his voting privelege revoked.
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He should be a 1st ballot HOFer


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I don't know if he will be a first ballot hall of famer, but he will get in. The sports writers are becoming really strict on players from that time frame.


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