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JIM THOME RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Statue that is and maybe shouldn’t be

You have your opinions on the subject, I have mine. Legendary Tribe first/third baseman Jim Thome was honored with a statue bearing his signature “point the bat” move inside Heritage Park at Progressive Field on Saturday. Jimmy was joined by his wife, two children, and a host of ex-teammates that shared in this special ceremony. Ever the class act and never one to want the spotlight...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 04, 2014  |  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

Thome announces retirement

CLEVELAND -- On the day that his statue was unveiled at Progressive Field, Jim Thome officially announced his retirement from baseball. Said Thome at the end of his speech: "I haven't officially retired yet. I always had hope that I could do it as a Cleveland Indian. This afternoon I signed an honorary one-day contract so that I can make a dream come true. I'm humbled...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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

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 traded to Orioles

Via Phillies Nation
June 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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