Slow-footed Oakland DH and former White Sox star Frank Thomas actually hit a triple Monday night against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
In fact, Frank went 3-for-3 with a triple, a single, a double and a walk. That means he only needed a home run for the cycle.
Inexplicably, the Big Hurt was pulled for a pinch-runner after doubling in the seventh. What would have been the harm in leaving him in and letting him try for the cycle?
As I write this, the A's lead the Angels 14-2. The guy who pinch-ran has already taken one turn at bat. It's too bad Frank was removed from the game. It would have been cool if he could have hit for the cycle at this late stage of his career.
For all the great numbers he put up on the South Side, he never hit for the cycle.
As an aside, Frank hit his triple off former Sox righty Jon Garland, whose record is about to drop to 3-3 on the year.