Found August 16, 2011 on
Jim Thome, upon hitting his 599th and 600th home run for the Minnesota Twins against the Detroit Tigers on Monday night in a 9-6 victory, thanked one of his former hitting coaches for the milestone. Charlie Manuel. "Charlie stood by all of us. Charlie built confidence in us. Charlie pounded his fist on the table and (said) 'I believe in these guys. I want these guys on our club. "He instilled confidence.... 'When you go to home plate, you're the man, YOU'RE the guy.' "Charlie has been very, very special to me throughout my career. I dedicate a lot of those home runs to him because he's been there with a lot of confidence. And in times of struggle he built us up and pep talked us." Manuel has an 842-659 record over a 10-year managing career with the Cleveland Indians and the Phillies. He won the World Series with the Phillies in 2008, but it is his relationship with the players that will stand the test of time. When Charlie M...

Jim Thome Crushes Career Homers No. 599 and 600

To celebrate our buddy Jimmers' 600th career longball, which he mashed into tater salad Monday night in the seventh inning of his Minnesota Twins' 9-6 win over the Tigers in Detroit, we decided to be lazy as hell and just link to some of our favorite WordUpThome-related Dugouts. Enjoy. The Upper Deck A-Rod's Violent Gambling Parties Hello, Old Friend Minnesota Twins...

Congratulations, apologies owed to Thome

The game of baseball owed Jim Thome congratulations and apologies in the wake of his 600th career home run.

Thome's historic homer caps Twins' win

Minnesota Twins DH Jim Thome was stuck on 598 career home runs for a week and half, but drilled two home runs on Monday night in a 9-6 win over the Detroit Tigers to reach the illustrious .500 mark. Thome also had 5 RBI win, and received a standing ovation… read more.

Dumbest Jets Chicks You’ve Ever Seen?

Yeah, it’s a slow sports day unless Jim Thome hitting his 600th gets you juiced up, so we’ll pound the Jets-Texans game into the ground. We all remember the USC cheerleader cheering when Texas scored a TD in the Rose Bowl. Now comes the Jets Bimbo Squad cheering like a juice-head Texan just bought them a round of vodka & cranberries. You two are a disgrace to all those women...

“Thome hit a homey and the Indians win it!”

I don’t know how many times Tom Hamilton used this line to sign off a Tribe broadcast, but I know he did it at least once after a game where Jim Thome put the home team up late and for good with a bomb. It’s hard to come up with a combination of words that’s more comforting, within the right context, anyway, which is why it’s extra nice and probably actually impossibly nice...

Phillies Opinion: Is Charlie Manuel Overusing His Starting Pitchers?

In the last 24 hours, the Philadelphia Phillies have had one starting pitchers blow a lead in the ninth inning and another announce that he will miss a start with an inflamed shoulder. Is Charlie Manuel overusing his starting pitchers?  Roy Halladay leads the National League in innings pitched while Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee are tied for fourth. That is a lot of innings for...

Jim Thome hits 600th home run as Minnesota Twins face Detroit Tigers

Thome is second-fastest to reach milestone after Babe Ruth

Thome takes a breather after No. 600

Jim Thome sat on the dugout bench, looking upbeat and relaxed less than 24 hours after hitting his 600th home run.

Slugger Thome collects hits 600th homer

Minnesota slugger Jim Thome become the eighth player to hit 600 home runs, connecting twice against the Detroit Tigers.

Jim Thome takes a breather, reflects on 600th homer a day after reaching milestone

(source feed provided no summary content for this entry)

baseball highlights;Ex-Sox Thome joins 600-HR club

Jim Thome hit his 599th and 600th home runs an inning apart Monday to help the visiting Minnesota Twins outslug the Detroit Tigers 9-6. The result reduced the Tigers' lead in the American League Central to two games over the Cleveland Indians and to 31/2 over the White Sox . Thome, who will turn 41 on Aug. 27, became the eighth - and oldest - player to reach 600 homers when...

Why The Phillies Shouldn’t Sleep On The Diamondbacks

In past seasons when the Diamondbacks came to town, the Phillies were expecting a cakewalk. But when Arizona lands at Philadelphia International Airport on Tuesday, it will be a whole different story. This three-game series could be the tough battle which Charlie Manuel and the Phillies should be expecting to see in the first [...]
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.