White Sox's Thomas chips tooth

September 06, 1991

Chicago White Sox first baseman Frank Thomas chipped two teeth when he was hit in the mouth with a ball on a throwing error by pitcher Charlie Hough yesterday.

Thomas, who leads the majors with 117 walks and an on-base percentage of .457, also suffered a bruised wrist when he collided with the Kansas City Royals' Terry Shumpert, who was running to first in the second inning.

* Lou Gehrig's 1938 Yankees road flannel jersey fetched a record $220,000 at the "Treasures of the Diamond" auction conducted Wednesday night in San Francisco by Richard Wolffers Auctions Inc.

The Gehrig jersey becomes the most expensive non-card sports memorabilia item sold. It was purchased by Mark Friedland of Aspen, Colo., for his store, called "Great Stuff."

* PADRES: Tony Gwynn, hitting a National League-leading .325, was scheduled to undergo a precautionary Magnetic Resonance Imaging exam to check his injured left knee.

Gwynn last played Tuesday night. He went 2-for-4 but reported soreness the next day.

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