SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Former Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas toured the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on Monday and said he was ecstatic.
He says his election still hasn't sunk in yet but he feels "very, very blessed in this moment in time. You have to pinch yourself. I'm very fortunate, especially first ballot. You're not prepared for this until it happens."
The 6-foot-5, 240-pound former slugger received 83.7 percent of the vote from members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America and will join Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine at the induction ceremonies this summer.
Former managers Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre also were elected and will be enshrined in July.