COUNTDOWN TO WHITE SOX OPENING DAY: 35 DAYS (HURT SO GOOD!)

35 days until Opening Day, White Sox fans!

Frank Thomas (@TheBigHurt_35) became a White Sox legend and Hall of Famer wearing No. 35.

Here are a few nuggets on 35 and “The Big Hurt:”

*HR No. 35: Aug. 31, 1991 off Cleveland’s Jeff Shaw at New Comiskey Park

*At bat No. 35 was a strikeout by Toronto’s David Wells on Aug. 11, 1990 at Comiskey Park

*Hit No. 35: First pinch-hit of his career (single) on Sept. 10, 1990 @ Cleveland 

*Hit 35 homers in his AL batting title season (.347) of 1997

*The last player to wear No. 35 before Frank was pitcher Jeff Bittiger

*The only other pro athlete in Chicago to have his 35 retired was the Blackhawks Tony Esposito 

*Other players who wore a retired No. 35: Randy Jones (Padres), Phil Niekro (Braves), Reggie Lewis (Celtics), Roger Brown (Pacers), Darrell Griffith (Jazz)

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