Frank Thomas is one of those players who is respected for his on-field performance as well as off-field behavior. Thomas, despite being one of the biggest stars in MLB in the nineties, always kept himself grounded and remained disciplined and competitive in his whole career.
Frank Thomas Wiki-Bio: Age, Height, Weight, Family
Frank Thomas, aka The Big Hurt, was born on May 27, 1968. Thus as of 2020, he is 52 years old. Thomas stands at the height of 6 foot 5 inches and weighs around 275lbs.
Talking about Frank's family, His father Frank Edward Thomas worked as a bail bondsman, and mother Charlie Mae Thomas was a textile worker in Columbus, Georgia. His mother died in March 2020.
The former MLB player was the fifth of the six children but became the youngest of the family when his baby sister Pamela Thomas died because of leukemia at the age of two. According to him, he was spoiled by his parents and elder siblings, and lovingly called him Big Baby.
Frank Thomas Is Father to Six Children
Frank Thomas has three children; Sterling Edward Thomas(b. July 1992 ), Sloan Alexandra Thomas (b.March 1994), and Sydney Blake Thomas(b. July 1996) from his first wife, Elise Silver. Frank and Elise tied the knot on February 8, 1992, and divorced on December 21, 2001.
On November 11, 2005, The former Chicago White Sox 's designated hitter married Megan Celba, who now goes by the name of Megan Thomas. From his second marriage, Thomas again has three children; Frank Thomas III(b.October 2008), Ashleigh Kate Thomas (b.Jan 2012 ), and Chase Thomas(b.September 2016).
Thomas has a very close relationship with all of his children. His children from his first marriage are all adults, but they often visit him on holidays and go on trips as well. Also, Frank never misses to wish them on their birthday and attend milestones moment in their life like college graduation.
Frank Thomas is Inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame; See His Career Stats
The 52-year-old Frank Thomas was inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014. Furthermore, he was elected in his first year of eligibility, and he received 83.7% of the vote. This high respect from the baseball community is showered upon home because of his incredible performance in his nearly two-decade MLB career.
Georgia native debuted in MLB on August 2, 1990, with Chicago White Sox. He remained with them for fifteen years and created new records for the team. After that, he joined Oakland Athletics for a year, before moving to Canada and joining Toronto Blue Jays. He was paid $18 million for a two-year contract.
After releasing from the contract, The Auburn University alum remained a few months with the Athletics. On February 12, 2010, he signed a one day contract with his earlier team, the White Sox and announced retirement.
In his nearly two-decade career, he had a batting average of .301, 2,468 hits, 521 home runs, and 1, 704 Runs batted in.
Frank Thomas Net Worth is in Millions
Frank Thomas boasts a total net worth of $60 million. He earned this fortune from his career earnings as well as various business ventures.
Thomas is the founder of two music labels; W2W Records and Liger Enterprises. He also owns a microbrew named Big Hurt Beer.
Also, Thomas earns a good chunk of money from advertising. He is the face f many products, including Guaranteed Rate, a Chicago-based mortgage lender. Not to mention, he earns a good salary from his job as a studio analyst at Fox Sports.
Quick Facts: Frank Thomas
- Frank was born and raised in Columbus, Georgia.
- He is an alum of Columbus High School. He played both football and baseball in high school.
- The White Sox retired Thomas's uniform number 35 in 2010
- Thomas' rookie card can cost, on average, $200.
- Thomas supports The Leukemia Foundation in honor of his late baby sister Pamela.
- Frank joined Auburn University in a football scholarship.
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