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Former Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star Frank Thomas lifeless at 93

Former Major League Baseball participant Frank Thomas handed away on Monday in his hometown of Pittsburgh. 

No explanation for loss of life was given. He was 93.

Thomas was a three-time All-Star with the Pittsburgh Pirates, having performed 16 seasons within the large leagues from 1951 to 1966.

He spent three years with the Mets, being one of many first members of New York’s enlargement crew in 1962.

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Frank Thomas #15 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses for a portrait during Spring Training circa March 1957 in Fort Myers, Florida.

Frank Thomas #15 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses for a portrait throughout Spring Training circa March 1957 in Fort Myers, Florida.
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Both the Mets and Pirates confirmed Thomas’ loss of life on Twitter, with the Mets writing: “We are deeply saddened to study of the passing of authentic Met Frank Thomas.”

For his profession, Thomas held a .266 batting common to associate with 286 dwelling runs and 962 runs batted in, whereas taking part in for the Pirates, Mets, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Braves, Cincinnati Reds and Houston Astros.

He is survived by his seven youngsters.

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Jubilant members of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrate in dressing room here 6/6 after beating the Cubs, 8-2, to retain their slim lead as league leaders.

Jubilant members of the Pittsburgh Pirates rejoice in dressing room right here 6/6 after beating the Cubs, 8-2, to retain their slim lead as league leaders.
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Nicknamed “The Original,” Thomas made it to Citi Field in late August when the Mets held their first Old-Timers’ Day in 28 years.

“This is my final fling for baseball,” he mentioned that day.

Pittsburgh Pirates "Big Guns" Roberto Clemente, Frank Thomas, Lee Walls, and Bill Virdon (L to R) set their sights on the National League pennant in this pose in their dugout.

Pittsburgh Pirates “Big Guns” Roberto Clemente, Frank Thomas, Lee Walls, and Bill Virdon (L to R) set their sights on the National League pennant on this pose of their dugout.
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Primarily an outfielder and third baseman, Thomas was chosen to National League All-Star groups in 1954, ’55 and ’58, when he set profession bests with 35 homers, 109 RBIs and an .863 OPS. 

He completed fourth within the NL MVP race that yr behind Hall of Fame sluggers Ernie Banks, Willie Mays and Hank Aaron, and simply forward of one other participant enshrined in Cooperstown: pitcher Warren Spahn.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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