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(CBS) The greatest hitter in White Sox history is officially headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Frank Thomas, affectionately known as The Big Hurt, appeared on 83.7 percent of ballots, earning his place at Cooperstown.

The 45-year-old Thomas finished his 19-year career with a .301 average, 521 home runs (18th all time), 1,704 RBI (22nd all time), .419 on-base percentage (19th all time), .555 slugging percentage (22nd all time) and an OPS of .974 (14th all time),  as well as the 10th most walks in history with 1,677.

Check out an audio tribute to No. 35, from the associate producer of The Boers and Bernstein Show, Chris Tannehill.

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