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It's the Big Hurt's birthday. Let's celebrate by watching his first big league homer

Frank Thomas is definitely on the very short list for the title of greatest hitter of the '90s. His slash line for the decade was .320/.440/.573 and he continued being productive for the White Sox until 2005 -- and then with the Athletics and Blue Jays until he retired in '08.

Monday was his 45th birthday, so let's take a look back at his very first MLB homer. All the way back to 1990, a time before the Sox had adopted their now-familiar silver-and-black color scheme, but, as you can hear, not before Ken Harrelson was doing his "You can put it on the boooooooooard" thing.

Happy birthday, Big Hurt.

-- Dan Wohl / MLB.com