How does Frank Thomas compare to other Hall of Fame first basemen?

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 01/09/2014, 01:01pm

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Frank Thomas, who received 83.7 percent of the Hall of Fame vote from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, is undoubtedly one of the greatest sluggers of baseball’s modern era — and one of six first basemen to be inducted on the first ballot.

But how does Thomas compare to the other first-ballot Hall of Fame first basemen?

While Big Frank played more games at designated hitter than first base, he’s not the only one in this elite group to split time at multiple positions.

And finally, a breakdown of the offensive numbers:

** From 1959-62 seasons, there were two All-Star games held each season.