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Death of a One-of-a-kind Baseball Star

Major League Baseball has confirmed the passing of a baseball legend.

Earlier today, the New York Mets announced on Twitter that original Met and outfielder Frank Thomas passed away at the age of 93.

Although he is commonly confused with the Chicago White Sox’s Hall of Famer Frank Thomas, this Frank Thomas began his professional baseball career with the Pittsburgh Pirates at the tender age of 22 in 1951.
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In baseball, Frank Thomas played all three outfield positions as well as third base and first.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Frank Thomas’s death on Twitter.

Frank Thomas had a 16-year career that saw him play for seven different teams. During the first eight years of his career, he played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, where his success on the field was immediately recognized with three all-star nods and five MVP nods.

In 1958, he had his greatest season with the Pittsburgh Pirates, batting.
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He hit.281, had 35 home runs, and drove in 109 runs, good enough for fourth place in MVP voting.

After leaving the Pirates, Thomas played for the Cincinnati Reds in 1959, the Chicago Cubs in 1960 and 1961, and the Milwaukee Braves in 1961.

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When the New York Mets first entered Major League Baseball in 1962, they acquired Frank Thomas in a trade. A record that remained until 1975 was set that season when Frank Thomas hit 34 home runs for the squad.

Thomas concluded his career with the Chicago Cubs in 1966 after having previously played for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1964 and the Houston Astros and Milwaukee Braves in 1965.

Frank Thomas hit.266 with 286 home runs and 962 RBIs over his legendary career span.


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