Monday, August 15, 2011

Number 600 From a Genuine Star

Congratulations to Twins slugger Jim Thome who tonight hit home runs 599 and 600 in a win against the Detroit Tigers. Everyone says he is a class act. I believe it.

Picture taken at last week's game against the Boston Red Sox.
That stance is pure Thome getting ready to bat.

Thome became just the eighth player to reach the historic 600 home run club. He joins Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Ken Griffey Jr., Alex Rodriguez and Sammy Sosa as the only players with the distinction.

Thome, 40, has been one of the game's best sluggers throughout his 21-year big league career, topping 30 homers in 12 different seasons. Thome's hit 40 homers or more in six different seasons, including a career-best 52 homers in 2002.

Add it all up, and he's been one of the most prolific home run hitters of his era, and hasn't ceased to amaze his coaching staff or teammates.

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