Frank Thomas inspired Justin Verlander to wear No. 35

Frank Thomas inspired Justin Verlander to wear No. 35
July 27, 2014, 1:45 pm
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Justin Verlander is a fan of Frank Thomas.

In fact, he might be more than just a fan. Thomas is actually the reason Verlander wears No. 35 for the Detroit Tigers.

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The Tigers pitcher tweeted his congratulations to the White Sox slugger for being inducted into the Hall of Fame Sunday and then shared his favorite moment.

Out of seven registered at-bats, Verlander only let up one hit in his career against Thomas. He also added a strikeout while walking him twice.