Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Yay For Jim Thome On Hitting 600 Home Runs!

My Thome Indians Shirt--still wear it!

I hated to see Jim Thome leave the Cleveland Indians, but understood why he did it. He certainly had the right to go to the team that would pay him more. He is a powerhouse! I am so happy that he got 600 home runs and did it without steroids! He is such a nice guy from Illinois, a farm boy. A clean cut, All-American sports hero and a great role model.

When he was on the Indians, he was one of my favorites. He got his 599th and 600th in the same game! Only four others in 100 years of baseball have done this who did not use steroids: Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays and Ken Griffey Jr.

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Lin said...

I have a soft spot for Thome too because when he left you, he came here. I liked his style--he was a gentleman, and that is a rarity in sports. Yea, Jim!!

Ann in the UP said...

Absolutely true. Jim never played for any team I follow, but he has always seemed like the best sort of guy! I remember the year he won the home run derby during All-Star week and he seemed like such a worthy winner! Congratulations, Jim! (If he reads Karen and Gerard's blog.)

BeadedTail said...

I haven't heard of him before but congrats to him on such a fabulous feat!

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