Jim Thome

Jim Thome
Birthdate 08/27/1970
Death Date
Debut Year 1991
Year of Induction 2018
Teams Dodgers, Indians, Orioles, Phillies, Twins, White Sox
Positions Designated Hitter, First Base, Third Base

At the time of his retirement, only five players hit more homers than Jim Thome; he finished with 612 homers, 1,699 RBI and a .402 OBP.

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Jim Thome's consistent excellence and career numbers made him a first-ballot Hall of Famer

Jim Thome's consistent excellence and career numbers made him a first-ballot Hall of Famer

Jim Thome quietly had had a historically great playing career. The 6’4″, 250 pound giant slammed 612 home runs. At the time of his retirement, only six men had hit more. Thome wasn’t just a slugger. His keen eye at the plate led to 1,747 walks and a .402 career on-base percentage.

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