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JIM THOME RUMORS & GOSSIP

Three runs is magic number for Twins

The Minnesota Twins hope recent history won't be repeating itself when the New York Yankees invade Target Field. The Twins certainly have had their difficulties with New York over the years at home. And let's not even talk postseason, as the Yankees eliminated Minnesota in the divisional round in 2003, 2004, 2009 and 2010, the latter two being sweeps. Of course, this is a very different...
Via Fox Sports North
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Cleveland Indian Jim Thome to have street named after him in home town

Former Indians slugger Jim Thome is a legendary figure in the eyes of many fans. Last year, Cleveland built a statue for him outside of Progressive Field. Now, he will have a street named after him -- in his home town of Peoria, IL. From the Peoria Journal Star: State lawmakers unanimously voted Tuesday to rename part of U.S. Route 24 after retired Major League Baseball star Jim...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame Golden Era analysis

At the Winter Meetings in San Diego, the Hall of Fame could open its doors to someone on Monday. Could Gil Hodges finally make the Hall of Fame on Monday? That’s because 10 Golden Era candidates are up for election to be part of the Class of 2015. 12 votes out of a 16-member committee would cement Hall of Fame status. Nine players and one executive are on the ballot. If recent...
Via isportsweb.com
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Indians unveil Jim Thome statue outside stadium

Jim Thome hasn’t seen live pitching since October 2012…and hasn’t talked about retirement in even longer. Until Saturday night. “I had always hoped I could do it as a Cleveland Indian and, this afternoon, I signed an honorary one-day contract so that I could make a dream come true,” the five-time All-Star told the crowd at Progressive Field.  “I am humbled and grateful...
Via Hall of Very Good
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

BURST: Jim Thome statue ceremony

Jim Thome will join Cleveland Indians legend Bob Feller as the only players honored with a statue at Progressive Field. The Tribe will unveil the statue of their all-time home run leader (337 of his 612 home runs came with the Tribe) during a special ceremony starting at 5 p.m. SportsTime Ohio will feature the ceremony in a special hour-long Indians Live pregame show, beginning at...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Hamilton and Thome get their days as Progressive Field celebrates 20 years

CLEVELAND -- Tom Hamilton didn't want Friday night to be about him, but on a weekend when the Indians are celebrating 20 years at the Corner of Ontario and Carnegie and unveiling a statue of one of the greatest players of the Jacobs/Progressive Field Era, it is appropriate that the franchise honored him. Hamilton, who is in his 25th season calling Indians games on radio, didn't know...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

SportsTime Ohio to showcase Jim Thome statue unveiling ceremony

This Saturday, August 2nd, Jim Thome will join Cleveland Indians legend Bob Feller as the only players honored with a statue at Progressive Field. The Tribe will unveil the statue of their all-time home run leader (337 of his 612 home runs came with the Tribe) during a special ceremony starting at 5:00pm. SportsTime Ohio will feature the ceremony in a special hour-long Indians Live...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
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 and...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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