21. Thomas Swings Rebar
The Big Hurt was one of the most awesomely badass South Siders of all-time. He took batting practice with a metal bat, feuded with Sox brass, and instead of warming up with a lame batting doughnut, swung a five pound piece of rebar in the on-deck circle. No. 35 is as much a part of the Sox lore as Bill Veeck or Hawk Harrelson. He was a staple on the Second City's second baseball team. Thomas finished his 18-year career with 521 home runs, over 1,700 RBIs, and .301 career batting average.