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Frank Thomas’ Hall of Fame plaque will be at Cell this weekend

Updated: July 31, 2014 11:13PM

The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced Thursday that Frank Thomas’ Hall of Fame plaque that was installed Sunday will be removed Friday.

Hold on, White Sox fans. This is good news.

Thomas’ plaque will come down — temporarily — so that it can make a weekend visit to U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday and Sunday. The Hall says Thomas’ plaque will make a scheduled return to the iconic Plaque Gallery inside the museum ­Monday.

All of this is part of the Hall’s desire for hometown fans to bask in their heroes’ recent Hall of Fame induction. Former White Sox, Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa’s plaque also will make a visit to Chicago. Greg Maddux’s plaque will visit Atlanta’s Turner Field but isn’t scheduled to visit Wrigley Field.

Thomas’ plaque will be removed at 5 p.m. Friday and rushed to Chicago, where it will be on display at U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday, when the White Sox host the Minnesota Twins.

La Russa’s plaque is scheduled to visit U.S. Cellular Field on Aug. 30-
Sept. 1. Maddux’s plaque will visit Turner Field — along with Bobby Cox’s and Tom Glavine’s plaques — on
Aug. 8-10. The Hall announced no plan for Maddux’s plaque to visit Chicago.

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