Thursday, June 28, 2007

Congrats Hurt!

Frank "The Big Hurt" Thomas became the 21st player in MLB history to hit 500 home runs. Congrats Hurt! I'm happy for you. I still wish it could've happened with the Sox. Your first 10 years should still make you a first ballot hall-of-famer. Through the 90s, Hurt had some very impressive number:

His "average" numbers over that span:
Hits: 170
HRs: 34
RBI: 115
Walks: 114
Avg: .321
Slug%: .584
OB%: .440

Maybe the last good thing Ken "The Hawk" Harrelson did was coin the nickname "Big Hurt" for Frank. He was/is big and he could hurt the opposition and could put a big hurt on the baseball.