Real estate:

Frank Thomas not left hurting after sale of mansion

Jimmy Atoa

Frank Thomas launches Big Hurt Beer at Carla Pellegrino’s Meatball Spot in Town Square.

The Big Hurt has sold his big house in Henderson.

Former baseball slugger Frank Thomas sold his two-story, 7,731-square-foot Seven Hills mansion to Texas businessman Shawn Byrum for $2.38 million this month.

Thomas had bought the house on Villa Rica Drive in October 2003 for $2.35 million, property records show.

The five-bedroom, six-bathroom mansion includes a fitness room, billiards room with a bar, an outdoor fire pit and Strip views.

Thomas used it as a part-time home, though he might buy another one here at some point. His alcohol company, Big Hurt Beer, is expanding in markets including Las Vegas, and he will need to spend time in the valley, said real estate agent Kendall Towers, who represented him in the Henderson sale.

The 45-year-old Thomas retired from baseball in 2010 after a 19-year career, mostly with the Chicago White Sox. Standing 6-foot-5 and nicknamed “The Big Hurt,” Thomas left the game with a whopping 521 home runs, 1,704 RBIs and a .301 batting average.

The five-time All-Star and two-time American League MVP becomes eligible for the National Baseball Hall of Fame next year.

Thomas isn’t the only former baseball star to sell his Las Vegas Valley mansion this year.

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Greg Maddux in his element.

Retired pitcher Greg Maddux sold his 8,404-square-foot Spanish Trail house in March for almost $1.9 million, 20 percent below the $2.35 million he spent on it in 1996.

The Valley High School alum retired from baseball in 2008 after a 23-year career. He notched 355 career pitching victories, eighth best in Major League Baseball history, and won a record 18 Gold Gloves for his fielding prowess.

Like Thomas, Maddux becomes eligible for the Hall of Fame next year.

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