Reinsdorf: 'Will and determination' made Thomas great

Reinsdorf: 'Will and determination' made Thomas great
July 27, 2014, 11:45 pm
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Frank Thomas mentioned 138 teammates during his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.

But one individual that Thomas singled out was White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf.

“Jerry, thanks for a long and wonderful ride in that Chicago White Sox uniform,” Thomas said during his speech. “You did a lot for me and you still mean a lot to me. Thank you, my friend.”

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During his time as owner of both the White Sox and Bulls, Reinsdorf has been around plenty of great players.

In Reinsdorf's mind, Thomas is the greatest White Sox of all-time.

"The difference is mental between the very good players and the great players," Reinsdorf told CSN's Chuck Garfien in a one-on-one interview. "Frank just worked and worked at his craft. That will and that determination made him probably the greatest White Sox player of all-time."

Catch more of Reinsdorf's interview with Garfien in the video above.

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