Monday, September 11, 2006

The Big Hurt is on a roll

Just wanted to send some love to Frank Thomas, who is having a monstrous season with the A's in his first year away from the south side of Chicago. He homered Monday for the sixth consecutive game, giving him 36 HR, 98 RBI, and a line of .284/.396/.567 (AVG/OBP/SLG) for the year at age 38 after missing 128 games last year to injury. The record for consecutive games with a HR is eight, shared by Ken Griffey Jr, Dale Long, and Donnie Baseball. Even if the streak ends at six, it's been a nice reminder of how devastating a hitter The Big Hurt once was and apparently still can be. And special thanks to Hawk Harrelson for giving this future Hall of Fame slugger one of the best nicknames in baseball history.


At 5:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope it's realized "The Big Hurt" was the nickname of Stan Williams long before Frank Thomas and with Harrelson's connections to the Red Sox, he undoubtedly stole the nickname.


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