COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Tony La Russa doesn’t know that Hawk Harrelson’s radical ideas wouldn’t have worked.
Early in his career, Frank Thomas saw the eye-popping statistics Michael Jordan produced and how they jumped off the sports page every day.
He longed to be baseball’s version of that.
Though he played in the Long Ball Era, those closest to Frank Thomas remember it was clear from the outset he was a different type of talent.
John Danks will never claim he was among the crowd at U.S. Cellular Field for Mark Buehrle’s perfect game five years ago.
Jose Abreu didn’t get as much of a break as his teammates last week so he’ll get one now.