CHICAGO (AP) — The White Sox are retiring the No. 35 of Frank Thomas, who is rejoining Chicago as a team ambassador.
The team said Tuesday the two-time AL MVP will be honored at Frank Thomas Day at U.S. Cellular Field on Aug. 29.
Thomas will make appearances for the team and join its speakers bureau, which includes Carlton Fisk, Minnie Minoso, Ron Kittle, Bill Melton and Bill Skowron.
Thomas' number will be the 10th retired by the White Sox, following 2 (Nellie Fox), 3 (Harold Baines), 4 (Luke Appling), 9 (Minoso), 11 (Luis Aparicio), 16 (Ted Lyons), 19 (Billy Pierce), 42 (Jackie Robinson) and 72 (Carlton Fisk).