Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/14
MIAMI -- Jim Thome is one of the best home run hitters in the history of the game. He's also one of the nicest. Thome, a 41-year old five-time All-Star with 609 home runs, was traded to the Baltimore Orioles by the Philadelphia Phillies for two minor leaguers. "There's a part of me that's happy to go and get a chance to play a little bit," Thome said. "Baltimore is having a nice year and it will be exciting to go over there and try to help those guys win and get some at-bats. I'm excited about that, for sure." Thome hit .242 with five home runs and 15 RBI in 30 games for the Phillies this season. "I think the disappointing thing for me is that I wasn't able to play as much first base as I thought," Thome said, "but, with that being said, the guys were great and the organization was great." Thome was informed of the trade following Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Miami Marlins when manager Charlie Manuel called him into his office. "It's difficult for me to see him go but at...
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