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Frank Thomas, an original member of the New York Mets and the franchise’s first-ever slugger, has died at the age of 93, the group introduced Monday.
Thomas spent three seasons with the Mets from 1962-1964 the place he set the franchise’s original single-season dwelling run report with 34 round-trippers throughout the group’s inaugural marketing campaign. It was a report that stood till 1975 when Dave Kingman hit 36 dingers.
The Pittsburgh native spent 16 seasons in the majors, additionally enjoying for the Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Braves, Houston Astros, and Philadelphia Phillies from 1951-1966 the place he slashed .266/.320/.454 with 262 doubles, 286 dwelling runs, and 962 RBI
He spent the majority of his profession with the Pirates, accruing all three of his All-Star Sport throughout an eight-year stint with the group from 1951-1958 the place he posted 162-game averages of 29 dwelling runs and 98 RBI.
Throughout that 1962 season with the Mets, Thomas additionally drove in a team-record 94 RBI that stood till 1970.
Thomas returned to Queens over the summer time the place he partook in Mets’ Outdated Timers’ Day.
“I’m so thankful that my dad was able to go to Old Timers’ Day,” Thomas’ daughter, Maryanne Pacconi stated. “It meant the world to him to see his old teammates. I was thrilled with how the fans greeted him. I was so happy to see him in uniform again. We will treasure those memories forever.”
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