As a young kid his sister died due to Leukemia, and he wanted to do something about it.
In College Being the best power hitter on his college team, he would have to make a decision between football or baseball. But, after a devastating hit by a rookie running back he strained ligaments in his knee. So baseball was the choice
After a couple years in the minors he finally made it to the White Sox team
Frank Thomas Home Run Highlights! Green Monster, Big "A"
He won a world series, and continued to win awards.
FRANK THOMAS INTERVIEW 2005 CHICAGO WHITE SOX WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS WGN