Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Get To Know Your Reds: Part 22 - Frank Thomas

According to Baseball Reference there have been 1,891 different players who got into a major league game as a Cincinnati Red/Red Stocking/Redleg as of the end of the 2014 season. So I threw them all into a randomizer and off we go.

Get To Know... Frank Thomas (no, not that one)

Born: June 11, 1929, Pittsburgh, PA
Signed: 1947 by the Pirates
Debut: 1951 with the Pirates
Reds Debut: 1959, acquired via trade
Reds Stats: 1 season at LF/3B/1B, 108 games, 412 PA. 12 HR, 47 RBI, .225/.333/.474
Final Major League Season: 1966 with the Cubs

Nicknamed The Big Donkey (shout-out to Adam Dunn)
3-time All Star (1954, 1955, 1958).
Finished 4th in MVP voting in 1958.
Played for the Pirates, Reds, Cubs, Braves, Mets, Phillies, and Astros over a 16-year career.
Hit 286 career home runs with 962 RBI.
Had 10 seasons with 20+ homers.

Number of cards: 73 (I think)
Number of cards as a Red: 7
Number of cards in my collection: 3 (42%)

Go Reds.


  1. I've won a few bets with my Sox fan friends by asking if they knew Frank Thomas played for the Cubs, thanks to this gentleman!

    1. He's the original. The White Sox fella should've had to go by Frank E. Thomas.