We are reporting the unfortunate death of former Major League Baseball player Frank Thomas. He sadly took his last breath on Monday, January 16, 2023, in his hometown of Pittsburgh. The player was 93 years old at the time of his passing. Even though he had aged well, his loved ones are still saddened to learn about his passing. Taking to Twitter, New York Mets posted a picture of Thomas and wrote that they are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the original Met Frank Thomas. Here’s what we know about it.
Following the announcement of the news, people have been coming forward and expressing their sadness about his demise. All his fans and loved ones are coming forward and mourning the player’s sudden death and due to this reason, his name has become one of the most trending on the internet. Everyone seems to be saddened to learn about his passing. Social media has gotten flooded with tributary posts and condolence messages as no one seems to believe the fact that he has passed away.
Who Was Frank Thomas?
It is reported that Thomas homered for the Mets in their first two homes including Shea Stadium and the Polo Grounds. He even joked upon accepting an invite to Old-Timers’ Day that his goal was to add Citi Field to the list last year. Thomas was the former outfielder, first baseman and third baseman from the franchise’s inception. The news of his passing was announced by the Mets on Monday that Thomas was living in an assisted care facility in Pittsburgh and died at the age of 93.
Belonging to Milwaukee Braves, Thomas stayed with the Mets lasted into the 1964 season when he was traded to the Phillies. His best years came with the Pirates with whom he was selected to three All-Star teams in the 1950s and reached 30 homers. With 286 homers and 962 RBIs, the man finished his career. Last August, Thomas appeared at Old-Timers’ Day.
For those unversed, it is an event the Mets reinstituted last season after a 28-year absence in a wheelchair after failing and breaking a bone in his neck. Horwitz said that the baseball player willed himself to get to Old-Timers’ Day and the morning of the game he was with him in the city with him and the other guys and he went outside the hotel and gave out autographed pictures of himself. Stay tuned with Social Telecast for more updates.