CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today released the following statement regarding the selection of Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas to the National Baseball Hall of Fame:
“Fans on the North Side, South Side and all across Illinois are cheering today’s historic selection of Cubs hurler Greg Maddux and White Sox slugger Frank Thomas to the ranks of baseball greatness.
“I can think of few sports moments as electrifying as a Frank Thomas blast or a Greg Maddux ‘K.’ Both athletes were hard-working perfectionists who were dedicated to their craft and their teams.
“This unprecedented day for Chicago baseball fans is a reminder that Spring Training opens in just 36 days and the Cubs-White Sox World Series will be here before we know it.
“Congrats to Frank, Greg, their former teammates and coaches, and their families!”