The Man With The Ox In The Batter’s Box
Last night, against the Tigers, Jim Thome clubbed two opposite-field shots for homers #599 and #600.
.277 BA, 600 HR, 1,662 RBI, 1,710 BB, 2,453 SO, .403 OBP, .558 SLG, .961 OPS.
In his early years with Cleveland…
After three powerful years in the NL with the Phillies…
Better than anything, though, is that Jim Thome (much like Harmon Killebrew before him) is as humble as he is strong. He respects the game, plays hard, enjoys his teammates, and just has fun hitting the ball hard. A true hero playing through an era of cheats.
Preview (53-68, 4th, 7.5 GB CWS): Carl Pavano (6-9, 4.55) vs. Brad Penny (8-9, 4.99).