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1/8/2014 2:14 P.M. ET

Statement Released by the Oakland A's Regarding Frank Thomas' election into the Baseball Hall of Fame

"We congratulate Frank on joining the immortals of baseball.   While he spent only two seasons with our organization, we had the distinct privilege to experience his greatness as a player and as a person.   Beyond his special talents, Frank Thomas was the consummate professional who respected the game, his teammates and his opponents, and he exhibited the kind of class every player should aspire to. He is richly deserving of this honor."

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