Thome Joins Elite with No. 600

Jim Thome, who became the eighth member of the 600 home run club last night in the Twins win over the Tigers, hit 134 round-trippers in a White Sox uniform.

I have to admit that I wasn’t the biggest Thome fan during his four seasons on the South Side. I felt he struck out or grounded out when an RBI double or homer was needed in a crucial situation. But no one can deny that he is a future Hall of Famer, universally loved by the baseball world for being an ideal teammate and all-round good guy. We all should be happy for him.

I also have a much different perspective about Thome’s tenure in Chicago after witnessing Adam Dunn‘s miserable season as the Sox DH.  I guess Gentleman Jim wasn’t so bad after all.

2 Comments

It was really nice to see Jim Thome finally get to 600 because he deserves it. Everything I hear about Jim Thome coming from his teammates and the media is positive. Everyone loves the guy and it is truly special for him to reach the incredibly rare 600 home run club. It will be a few years at least before we see it again but like the 300 win number, who knows how long it will be before we see another guy do it. Also, you think you could have a look at my blog because I would really like to hear what you have to say http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/a-dying-breed/

Hi Chris,

Thanks for your note. I took a quick look at your blog and it looks like you do a great job, covering a wide range of events. The important thing is to keep writing. I know that even at my age, the more I write, the better I get.

Now that I’ve seen your blog, I’ll check it out as much as I can.

Good luck.

Best, Art

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