Former MLB All-Star player Frank Thomas has died at the age of 93. The New York Mets announced his death on social media.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of original Met Frank Thomas.”
Thomas played for the Mets from 1962-1964. He also had stops with the Pirates, Reds, Cubs, Braves, Phillies and Astros. He made his Major League debut in 1951 with Pittsburgh, and played for them through the 1958 season.
He was an All-Star in 1954, 1955 and 1958. Thomas was with the Phillies for the 1964 and 1965 seasons. Thomas hit 34 home runs in 1962 with the Mets.
A Pittsburgh native, Thomas studied to become a Catholic priest before becoming a professional baseball player in 1947. He reached the Majors four years later with his hometown Pirates, cracking 30 homers and 102 RBIs in 1953. Thomas 286 home runs over an 18-year career
Former MLB player Frank Thomas. Photo courtsey of CBS Sports