13 Facts About Jim Thome

1. On January 24, 2018, Jim Thome was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

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2. On July 2, 2013, Jim Thome joined the White Sox organization as special assistant to the general manager.

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3. In January 2011, Jim Thome accepted a one-year, $3 million contract with incentives to continue playing for the Twins.

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4. Toward the end of the season, Jim Thome commented that playing with the Twins made him feel rejuvenated.

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5. On September 16, 2007, Jim Thome joined the 500 home run club by hitting a walk-off home run against Los Angeles Angels pitcher Dustin Moseley.

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6. On May 1, 2006, Jim Thome returned to Cleveland to play against the Indians in his first game as a visitor at Jacobs Field, and received an unenthusiastic reception.

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7. For the season, Jim Thome hit 42 home runs, drove in 109 runs, and hit.

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8. In 2004, Jim Thome won the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, which is given to players who best exemplify Gehrig's character and integrity both on and off the field.

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9. On June 14, 2004 at Citizens Bank Park, Jim Thome hit his 400th career home run, surpassing Al Kaline for 37th on the all-time home run list.

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10. In July 1998, Jim Thome hit his 24th home run of that season while helping the Indians end the Yankees' 10-game winning streak.

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11. That year, Jim Thome helped the Indians set a new franchise single-season record for home runs, contributing 40 of them.

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12. In 2018, Jim Thome was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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13. With the Indians, Jim Thome was part of a core of players that led the franchise to two World Series appearances in three years during the mid-1990s.

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