• Frank was the top scorer and rebounder for the Columbus High hoops team his senior year.
  • Frank earned All-America honors at Auburn in 1989.
  • In 1990, Baseball America named Frank its Minor League Player of the Year.
  • In 1990, Frank hit the last homer in old Comiskey Park. In 1991, he hit the first homer in “new” Comiskey Park.
  • Frank and Jeff Bagwell were born on the same day. Each won his league’s MVP award in 1994. They watched their teams play in the 2005 World Series, unable to participate.
  • Frank’s .729 slugging average in 1994 was the highest in the AL since Ted Williams slugged .731 in 1957.
  • Frank won the Home Run Derby at the 1995 All-Star Game. In the 1996 competition, he launched a 519-foot homer.
  • In 1995, Frank became the first White Sox player to homer in the All-Star Game. His bomb to leftfield sailed into a luxury box rented by the Players Association and was caught by Don Fehr's nine-year-old son.
  • Frank was the AL’s Comeback Player of the Year in 2000.
  • In 2005, Frank his 10 homers in his first 69 at bats. The last AL player to reach 10 homers faster was Carlos Delgado in 2001.
  • Frank is the only player in history to produce seven straight seasons (1991-97) with a .300 average, 20 homers, 100 RBIs, 100 runs and 100 walks. Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams and Jason Giambi are the only players to have as many as four straight.
  • Frank was the 11th player in history to win back-to-back MVP awards—and the first AL player since Roger Maris.
  • Frank was only the third MVP in White Sox history. Nellie Fox won in 1959 and Dick Allen won in 1972.
  • Frank is the Chicago White Sox all-time leader with 448 homers, 1,465 RBIs, 1,327 runs, and 1,466 walks
  • Frank’s 2006 Chicago homecoming was bittersweet. He clubbed two homers against the White Sox on May 23, but the A’s lost in 10 innings.
  • When Frank retired, he was the seventh player with 500 home runs and a .300 lifetime average. The first six were Babe Ruth, Mel Ott, Jimmie Foxx, Ted Williams, Willie Mays and Hank Aaron. Manny Ramirez later became the eighth player on the list.
  • In 2011, the White Sox erected a statue of Frank outside their ballpark. They had already retired his #35 in a 2010 ceremony.
  • Frank hit his 500th home run on the same day Craig Biggio collected his 3,000th hit
  • Frank’s two three-homer games both came against the Boston Red Sox, but more than 10 years apart. Even so, Tim Wakefield pitched both games and gave up five of the six round-trippers.
  • Tom appeared in the 1992 film "Mr. Baseball." he played the hulking rookie who forced Tom Selleck’s character to move to Japan.
  • Frank lent his name to candy bar in 1996 to help the fundraising efforts of Chicago-area charities.
  • Frank has three kids—Sterling, Sloan and Sydney.
  • Frank’s ex-wife, Elise Silver, is the great niece of Maury Silver, a baseball pioneer in Rochester, NY. A book chronicling the city’s minor league baseball team is entitled Silver Seasons, and the Red Wings’ old ballpark was named Silver Stadium.
  • Frank works fulltime at W2W Records, a music company he founded during his playing days.

 


 


Jeff Bagwell,
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Craig Biggio,
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Tom Selleck,
1993 Upper Deck Mr. Baseball


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