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Frank Thomas: A Hall of Fame tribute

Updated: July 25, 2014, 2:20 PM ET
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'BIG HURT' IMPOSSIBLE TO FORGET

Frank Thomas was arguably the greatest right-handed hitter of his generation. A multisport athlete who had starred as a tight end at Auburn, "The Big Hurt" brought an intimidating physical presence to the plate, something impossible to forget if you were in the stands at the old Comiskey or the Cell. When he stepped to the plate, a hush fell over the crowd as fans focused on what the big man might do this time, and the next time, and the next. ...

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