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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 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.
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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
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The game of baseball owed Jim Thome congratulations and apologies in the wake of his 600th career home run.
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.
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...
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...
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Thome is second-fastest to reach milestone after Babe Ruth
Jim Thome sat on the dugout bench, looking upbeat and relaxed less than 24 hours after hitting his 600th home run.
Minnesota slugger Jim Thome become the eighth player to hit 600 home runs, connecting twice against the Detroit Tigers.
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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...
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 [...]