Our IBI Tribe Madness tournament moves into the semi-finals round of the League Park Region where two players move on and two are eliminated.
For an overview of how the tournament works, go here. For a profile of each player in this region, go here.
#7 DH Travis Hafner (2006) vs. #3 3B Jim Thome (1996)
April: Thome 42, Hafner 30
Pronk was sitting on high on April 25th. He...
So, yeah...this is refreshing. While most of America was gearing up for the Thanksgiving holiday on Wednesday, former big leaguer Jim Thome was in Washington, Illinois seeing, first hand, the destruction left behind by a November 17 tornado. "I've never seen anything like it in my life," the future Hall of Famer said. "The devastation literally took my breath...
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...
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
Thome update: Gardy wants. Told there's mutual interest, although not all MN officials...
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
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...
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...
CLEARWATER, Fla. During his two seasons with the Minnesota Twins, slugger Jim Thome never played in the field. His 664 plate appearances all came as either a designated hitter or pinch hitter.
"He didn't even have a glove when he was with us," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "I looked in his locker for one more than once. I couldn't find one."
Jim Thome reportedly has a handshake agreement in place with the Chicago White Sox to work within the organization once he retires from playing.