CHICAGO (CBS) — Last week, former White Sox slugger Frank Thomas was in Cooperstown, N.Y., to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Last night, he coached first base for a 12-inch recreational league softball game in Winnetka.
“The Big Hurt” served up some baseball pointers to the team that won the “Mr. Peanut Power Hitter” contest before the game.
The Chiefs players — who didn’t know Thomas would be there until he showed up — took the pointers to heart, and raced out to an 11-0 lead after two innings, including a grand slam.
Alas, when Thomas had to take a break from his coaching chores to sign autographs, the roof fell in and the rival Hawks beat them 12-11.