This time of year we tend to see a lot of celebrities and athletes from other sports get the chance to show off their baseball skills. Some might get the chance to take batting practice with a team, but for the most part they are invited to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Some of them end up sucking pretty bad. Some have actually thrown pretty good pitches, but most probably...
Former Indian Jim Thome (you know, the guy who is getting a statue this summer) was invited to throw out the first pitch for the Charlotte Knights. The Knights are the AAA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, but were the Indians’ affiliate in 1993 and ’94. Thome and Manny Ramirez were part of that ’93 team that won the International League title.
Thome never pitched in a major...
Jim Thome spent a lot of his career as a designated hitter, and with his first pitch for the Chicago White Sox's Triple-A affiliate Thome showed why.
Heads up in the first row!
That first pitch was absolutely brutal, but then again, Thome hit 612 home runs so it is tough to make fun of him too much.
I'm not sure whose was worse, Thome's or Carly Rae Jepsen's from last year.
Jim Thome took his first crack at throwing out a first pitch for the Charlotte Knights and he absolutely failed miserably. You would think a former baseball player would be able to do this no problem.
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When guys are done playing baseball for a living they are hardly ever done with the game. It is pretty common to see former players called upon to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at MLB and minor league parks across the country. They are an obvious choice because of name recognition, but you'd think also because as former players they'll be able to get the ball over...
Jim Thome confirmed why he was a designated hitter for the majority of his major league career when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights on Friday.
The Charlotte Knights (White Sox AAA) invited Jim Thome to throw out the first pitch on Friday night, and the results were awful. I’m sorry Jim. I have so much respect for everything you’ve done in your career, but this throw is…well, it’s really terrible. I guess that’s why Thome moved off of third base so early in his career.
Future MLB Hall of Famer Jim Thome spent much of his career at first base or DH. On Friday night Thome threw out the first pitch for the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.
The five-time All-Star’s ceremonial pitch sailed high and outside and produced laughter even from Thome.
Thome had 2,328 hits in his big league career with 612 home runs. Thome last played in the major...
Future Hall of Famer Jim Thome confirmed why he was a designated hitter for the majority of his career when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights on Friday. Thome played for eight teams, was a five-time All Star, collected 2,328 hits and hit 612 home runs during his illustrious 22-year career, but there’s a reason pitching isn’t on his impressive...
Jim Thome will make a grand return to the baseball diamond this Friday.
The future Hall of Famer will throw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights on Friday, as they open their season at the new BB&T Ballpark.
The former Indians slugger played for the Knights in 1993, when they were Cleveland's Triple-A affiliate. That season, Thome hit 25 homers...