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|White Sox Retire Thomas' Number
|CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox gave The Big Hurt a big honor.
Frank Thomas had his No. 35 retired by the White Sox on Sunday, fighting back tears during an emotional ceremony before their game against the New York Yankees. He thanked the organization and the city, saying, "You can only dream of something like this" as his voice cracked.
A long list of former teammates and coaches were on hand to see Thomas become the ninth White Sox player to have his number retired.
Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk and Jermaine Dye, who both played with him, received loud ovations along with Billy Pierce and Minnie Minoso, while former manager Terry Bevington got booed.
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