'Big Hurt' bids baseball farewell
Frank Thomas announced his retirement Friday following a 19-season Major League Baseball career that included 521 home runs and two American League MVP awards with the Chicago White Sox.The news wasn't unexpected, considering the 41-year-old didn't play last season."It took awhile to get to this point," Thomas said. "I know I hadn't played since 2008, but I had to get baseball out of my system before I made this announcement. I'm happy with this announcement. I'm at peace with it. I had one heck of a career. I'm proud of it."