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Bowing out gracefully, at peace

Sox legend Thomas retires at 41, says last five years 'humbled' him

Updated: February 13, 2010, 8:52 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- If everything had worked out exactly the way Frank Thomas wanted it, he would have never become a designated hitter, he would have played in the 2005 World Series, and he would have never left Chicago.

Oh yeah, and Jason Giambi would have never used steroids.

But dwelling on any of it Friday was pointless for the greatest hitter in White Sox history, and it would be equally silly of us on the day he announced his retirement from baseball. When Thomas slipped on the old Sox ...

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