Thursday, June 28, 2007

Congrats to the Big Hurt on Joining the 500 HR Club

Congratulations to Frank Thomas for hitting his 500th career home run today off Carlos Silva in the first inning of today's game between the Jays and Twins. The Big Hurt also added an RBI double later in the game, and in true fashion, was EJECTED in the 9th inning for arguing a third strike call against Joe Nathan.

Good for you, Big Hurt. Hit your 500th home run and go out of the game in style. I like that. Thomas' career stat line of .303 BA, .423 OBP, and .562 SLG is impressive to say the least. Throw in 4 Silver Slugger Awards, 5 All-Star appearances, and 2 AL MVP's, and Frank Thomas is a first ballot Hall of Famer. Oddly enough, Thomas' 500th home run today came in the Metrodome, the same venue in which he hit his first career home run on August 28, 1990.

Hats off to Frank.

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