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Jim Thome airmails first pitch

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.  
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jim Thome throws out laughably bad first pitch

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...
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Thome is making a return to the diamond, sorta

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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Jim Thome still hoping to return to baseball

Jim Thome couldn't find work this offseason.  He couldn't find work through the first month of the season.  He's been relegated to working out on his own to stay in game-shape.  Yet, with all the hurdles ahead of him, Thome still hopes to play later this season. Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer says Thome has spoke to Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, but...
Via MLB Injury News
May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins rumors: Mutual interest between Jim Thome, Minnesota

It was reported last week that the Minnesota Twins previously had some level of interest in reuniting with designated hitter Jim Thome. Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500 is now reporting that there is mutual interest between Thome and the Twins, though not all team officials are on board. Thome update: Gardy wants. Told there's mutual interest, although not all MN officials...
Via MLB Injury News
March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins rumors: Minnesota interested in Jim Thome?

The Minnesota Twins expressed interest in free agent designated hitter Jim Thome earlier this offseason, and discussions could pick up where they left off later in the spring, according to La Velle E. Neal III of The Star Tribune. Neal notes that the Twins had conversations with Thome and his camp about a month ago. There hasn’t been recent contact, but Minnesota could...
Via MLB Injury News
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles look to Joe Blanton for help

The Orioles need to make a move. With the deadline fast approaching, and the Baltimore Oriole’s playoff hopes slowly slipping away, it is time for a deal to get done. Every rumor involving the AL East squad has fallen by the wayside. With both Manny Machado and Dylan Bundy off the market there is very little Baltimore can offer to sign that big name pitcher. So it seems like a...
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Jim Thome traded to Orioles

Via Phillies Nation
June 30, 2012  |  Discuss

The Jim Thome Dilemma

(AP) At 41, Jim Thome may not have received more than a handful of offers before the 2012 season started. After all, most National League teams would not have a spot for a player the Twins used as a part-time DH last year and would choose to not insult one of of the top 50 hitters of all-time by offering him a bench role with no guarantee of playing time. Yet, Thome and the Phillies...
Via Phillies Nation
June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Thome adds to Target Field memories, as foe

MINNEAPOLIS This three-game series between the Philadelphia Phillies and Minnesota Twins is likely Jim Thome's last go-round at Target Field, the site of some of his mammoth home runs over the past few years. Thome added one more to the list Wednesday. In the fourth inning of the Phillies' 9-8 win, Thome took Twins reliever Anthony Swarzak deep for a two-run homer to...
Via Fox Sports North
June 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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