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Orioles Had Interest In Charlie Manuel, Jim Thome, Raul Ibañez For Hitting Coach

#147344541 / gettyimages.com The Baltimore Orioles reassigned hitting coach Jim Presley within their organization and are in search of a new hitting coach. Some former Phillies have surfaced as potential candidates. However, it appears that the heavy time commitment was not appealing to them. Jim Connolly of the Baltimore Orioles...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Thome officially retires as a Cleveland Indian

Not even Jim Thome envisioned a day like this. For him, being immortalized at the top of Indians record books and among some of the game’s greats was an accomplishment already. Playing 22 years in the big leagues, 12 of them with the Tribe, he first became a household name in Cleveland during the mid-90s, and soon, an iconic baseball legend across the country. On Saturday, the...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
August 03, 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

Jim Thome Signs One-Day Contract, Retires A Cleveland Indian

Jim Thome had a day to remember Saturday. The Cleveland Indians revealed his statue at Progressive Field on the same day they offered him a one-day contract to retire as a member of the team. Thome played in Cleveland for 12 of his 22 seasons in the MLB. “I haven’t officially retired yet,” Thome said via The Cleveland Plain-Dealer. “I had always hoped I could do it as a Cleveland...
Via NESN.com
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...
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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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