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Thomas' two homers silence Santana, Twins

Frank Thomas continued his remarkable comeback season by powering the A's to a win in their Division Series opener.

Originally Published: October 3, 2006
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- Barring a sudden reduction in beer prices ("Crazy Pohlad is slashing prices across the board -- beer normally $6.50 a cup now just $6.49 a cup!"), the signing of Frank Thomas should be considered the biggest bargain in baseball this season.

For the low, low, low sticker price of $500,000, the Athletics signed a should-be Hall of Famer with 448 career home runs, 1,450 RBI, a .307 career batting average, eight top-10 finishes in MVP voting and one of the last great nicknames in ...

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