Frank Thomas tours Hall of Fame, swings Babe Ruth's bat

Frank Thomas tours Hall of Fame, swings Babe Ruth's bat
March 3, 2014, 11:00 pm
Share This Post

CSN Staff

Frank Thomas got to see where he's going to spend the rest of time.

The former White Sox slugger took a private tour of the Baseball Hall of Fame, where he'll be enshrined this summer alongside Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine.

"I've been here so many times, never walked through this place because my whole thing was: If ever I go in the Hall of Fame building, I've earned my way to get there," Thomas said. "So this has happened this year, and I'm really honored to be in this building and to feel like a part of history."

Thomas sure soaked up the history Cooperstown has to offer, walking through exhibits honoring legends Jackie Robinson and Babe Ruth. Robinson, as the first African-American player in the big leagues, paved the way for Thomas and so many others, while Ruth's slugging style matched Thomas'.

[MORE: White Sox: Confident Jose Quintana aiming for more responsibility]

Behind the scenes, Thomas got to swing a bat used by Ruth and look over his own scouting report from way back in the day.

But it's when the tour arrived at the famous plaques that it really hit home for Thomas, who got to see the location his plaque would hang forever.

"This is it for me, to come in and see those names on those plaques," Thomas said. "I'm very familiar with all of them. That's when it sits in that you'll be a piece of history forever."

Thomas will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in July.

Check out more from his tour in the video above.