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Maddux, Glavine, Thomas voted to Hall of Fame

Maddux, Glavine, Thomas voted to Hall of Fame

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Long-time Atlanta Braves pitching teammates Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and slugger Frank Thomas have been voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Maddux, Glavine, Thomas lead Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

Maddux, Glavine, Thomas lead Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, with six Cy Young Awards between them, and two-time MVP Frank Thomas are new names on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot.

Frank Thomas retires from baseball

CHICAGO, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Former two-time American League MVP Frank Thomas has retired, ending a 19-year baseball career.
NFL: San Francisco 24, New York Jets 14

NFL: San Francisco 24, New York Jets 14

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Unheralded Shaun Hill upstaged Brett Favre with two touchdown passes Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers upended the visiting New York Jets 24-14.

MLB: Oakland 5, Seattle 1

SEATTLE, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Bobby Crosby and Daric Barton each drove in a pair of runs Saturday night to lead the Oakland A's to a 5-1 victory over Seattle.

MLB: Boston 12, Oakland 2

BOSTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Kevin Youkilis hit a pair of two-run homers and the Boston Red Sox trounced the Oakland Athletics 12-2 Saturday night at Fenway Park.
Lester, Ordonez share AL player award

Lester, Ordonez share AL player award

NEW YORK, May 27 (UPI) -- Boston pitcher Jon Lester and Detroit outfielder Magglio Ordonez were named the American League players of the week, league officials said Tuesday.

MLB: Oakland 6, Boston 3

OAKLAND, Calif., May 25 (UPI) -- A two-run seventh-inning homer by Jack Cust Sunday gave the Oakland Athletics a 6-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

MLB: Oakland 8, Boston 3

OAKLAND, Calif., May 24 (UPI) -- Home runs by Frank Thomas and Mark Ellis staked Oakland to an early lead Friday and the Athletics ended Boston's seven-game winning streak with an 8-3 victory.

MLB: Tampa Bay 3, Oakland 2

OAKLAND, Calif., May 21 (UPI) -- Emil Brown's error on Dioner Navarro's eighth-inning line drive let three runs score, allowing Tampa Bay to escape with a 3-2 win over Oakland Tuesday.
MLB: Tampa Bay 7, Oakland 6 (13 innings)

MLB: Tampa Bay 7, Oakland 6 (13 innings)

OAKLAND, Calif., May 20 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria hit a two-run home run in the 13th inning Monday and the Rays held on for a 7-6 win over the Oakland Athletics.

MLB: Cleveland 4, Oakland 2

CLEVELAND, May 15 (UPI) -- Cleveland pitcher Aaron Laffey surrendered an unearned run and five hits in six innings Thursday in helping the Indians top Oakland 4-2.

MLB: Oakland 12, Texas 6

ARLINGTON, Texas, May 11 (UPI) -- Emil Brown had four RBI Sunday, three with a first inning homer, in the Oakland Athletics' 12-6 win at Texas.

MLB: Texas 6, Oakland 4

ARLINGTON, Texas, May 11 (UPI) -- Milton Bradley had two hits and three RBI Saturday, powering Texas' 6-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

MLB: Oakland 6, Baltimore 5 (10 innings)

OAKLAND, Calif., May 7 (UPI) -- A solo home run by Dan Ellis in the bottom of the 10th inning Wednesday gave the Oakland Athletics a 6-5 win over Baltimore and a three-game sweep.
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Frank Thomas
SLP99071611- 16 JULY 1999- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas muscles up and swings for a single, in the third inning, July 16. Thomas began the night with 12 home runs, 57 RBI's and a .322 batting average. bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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For the pitcher nicknamed "The Big Hurt", see Stan Williams (baseball).

Frank Edward Thomas, Jr. (born May 27, 1968) is a former Major League Baseball designated hitter and first baseman.

Thomas became one of baseball's biggest stars in the 1990s, playing for the Chicago White Sox. Broadcaster Ken Harrelson coined the nickname "The Big Hurt" for Thomas in the 1992 season. Frank Thomas is known for his menacing home run power; he routinely swung a rusted piece of rebar (reportedly found during a renovation project in Old Comiskey Park) in the on-deck circle.

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