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Frank Thomas was never involved in steroids controversy.
From the first day he entered the big leagues, "The Big Hurt" was bombing balls out of the ballpark.
Thomas spent 16 of his 19 years with the Chicago White Sox and became one of the most beloved players in franchise history.
Over the course of his career, Thomas hit .301 with 521 home runs and 1,704 RBI, winning MVPs in 1993 and 1994. He also ranks 19th in career on-base percentage (.419) and 22nd in career slugging percentage (.555).
He is one of eight players with a lifetime .300 average to hit 500 home runs and knock in 1,500 runs.
The Case Against
Like Fred McGriff, Thomas will not receive votes because he didn't put up the numbers each year like Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire.
While those three are surrounded with steroid controversy, Thomas has never once been accused of taking steroids. However, his numbers will be compared to those three, which could hurt him in his first year of eligibility.
While Thomas won't suffer the same fate as McGriff, he might have to wait a year or two to gain induction.