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This Day in Georgia History

May 27, 1968

Frank Thomas Born

Former Chicago White Sox first-base slugger Frank Thomas was born in Columbus, Georgia. He attended Auburn University, where he played both baseball and football. Thomas was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 1989 draft and was a power hitter for Chicago through most of his career. He won the MVP award for the American League in 1993. Thomas was released by the White Sox after the 2005 season and then played with the Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays. He did not play in 2009 because of injuries and retired officially from baseball on Feb. 12, 2010.