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May 13, 2009 | Associated Press
Chicago 7, at Cleveland 4: Jim Thome hit two two-run home runs against Indians starter Jeremy Sowers (0-2), his 42nd multi-homer game. Thome has 547 home runs and trails Mike Schmidt by one for 13th place on the all-time list. at Baltimore 7, Tampa Bay 5: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones hit two home runs for the first time in his career and drove in four runs. Both home runs came against Andy Sonnanstine (1-4), who had given up only one in 32 2/3 innings this season.
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September 23, 2012 | By Jim Peltz, Los Angeles Times
If the Baltimore Orioles reach the playoffs, their opponents might hope no game goes into extra innings. Jim Thome's run-scoring double led the Orioles to a 9-6 win over the Boston Red Sox in 12 innings Saturday, Baltimore's 16th consecutive extra-inning victory and the team's sixth consecutive win overall. Baltimore remained one game behind the first-place New York Yankees in the American League East and moved two games ahead of the Oakland Athletics in the AL wild-card standings.
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May 28, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Fitting Tribute More than 4,000 fans filed into Target Field in Minneapolis on Thursday for a moving 2½-hour memorial to Twins Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew , who died this month of esophageal cancer at 74. Flags flew at half-staff. Huge floral displays — two of them featuring red flowers that formed Killebrew's uniform number, 3 — stood on the field behind the pitcher's mound. And high on a building across the street, a water tower was draped with Killebrew's number as well Twins players were not required to attend the event, and only a handful showed up. But among them was Jim Thome , a man many have compared favorably to Killebrew.
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June 16, 2012 | By Phil Rogers
Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals got his 200th strikeout in his 29th game, joining Hideo Nomo (23 games), Kerry Wood (23), Dwight Gooden (25), Mark Prior (27) and Herb Score (29) as the only big leaguers to strike out 200 in fewer than 30 games. Vladimir Guerrero was hitting the ball well in triple A when the Toronto Blue Jays decided they didn't need him. That's a vote of support for rookie first baseman David Cooper , who would have been shipped back to triple A had Guerrero arrived as the everyday designated hitter, moving Edwin Encarnacion to first base.
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July 18, 2009 | Associated Press
Jim Thome hit a grand slam and a three-run homer for a career-high seven runs batted in on Friday night, carrying the Chicago White Sox to a 12-8 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. With 14 RBIs in the last three games, Thome increased his career total to 1,545 and passed Harry Heilmann and Willie Stargell for 41st place on baseball's all-time list.
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August 20, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Jim Thome and the Hall of Fame. If you think the two don't go together, you're not alone. But you're also wrong. Not that he would hold that against you because Thome — with apologies to the Angels' Torii Hunter — is perhaps the nicest and most sincere man in baseball. And has been for 21 seasons. Walk through a ballpark with Thome before the gates open and you'll see him greet the security guards and ushers by name. Sit near the dugout during games and you'll hear him call out to the season-ticket holders.
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August 15, 2011 | Wire reports
DETROIT — The ball was in safe hands. As the Minnesota Twins finished off their 9-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night, Landon Thome held one of the most precious baseballs his father ever hit. Jim Thome had done it, swatting the 600th home run of his career in the seventh inning. The ball landed in the Tigers bullpen behind the left-field fence, and later Landon gripped the piece of baseball history with his little hands. "It's an unbelievable night, obviously," Thome said.
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May 29, 2006
Active home run leaders in major league baseball: *--* Barry Bonds 715 Ken Griffey Jr. 542 Frank Thomas 457 Gary Sheffield 453 Jeff Bagwell 449 Jim Thome 448 Manny Ramirez 446 Alex Rodriguez 442 Juan Gonzalez 434 Mike Piazza 404 Carlos Delgado 384 Jeff Kent 337 Jim Edmonds 336 Chipper Jones 335 Jason Giambi 325 *--*
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July 15, 1998 | Associated Press
Cleveland Indian first baseman Jim Thome was hit on the right forearm by a pitch from the New York Yankees' Andy Pettitte on Tuesday night and had to leave the game. It was the latest in a series of beanings between the playoff enemies since spring training. Thome went to the hospital for precautionary X-rays. * The Oakland Athletics have extended the contract of radio announcer Bill King through the 2001 season.
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October 10, 1997 | ROSS NEWHAN
Both the Indians and Orioles came out of Game 2 with injuries to key players. David Justice, Cleveland's designated hitter, strained his left shoulder diving back to second on a pickoff play in the third and left for a pinch-hitter in the eighth. Brady Anderson, Baltimore's center fielder, strained a groin running out a grounder in the fifth. Both players will be reexamined today and are tentatively expected to play in Game 3 Saturday night. . . .
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August 20, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Jim Thome and the Hall of Fame. If you think the two don't go together, you're not alone. But you're also wrong. Not that he would hold that against you because Thome — with apologies to the Angels' Torii Hunter — is perhaps the nicest and most sincere man in baseball. And has been for 21 seasons. Walk through a ballpark with Thome before the gates open and you'll see him greet the security guards and ushers by name. Sit near the dugout during games and you'll hear him call out to the season-ticket holders.
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August 15, 2011 | Wire reports
DETROIT — The ball was in safe hands. As the Minnesota Twins finished off their 9-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night, Landon Thome held one of the most precious baseballs his father ever hit. Jim Thome had done it, swatting the 600th home run of his career in the seventh inning. The ball landed in the Tigers bullpen behind the left-field fence, and later Landon gripped the piece of baseball history with his little hands. "It's an unbelievable night, obviously," Thome said.
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July 6, 2011 | Jerry Crowe
Derek Jeter's well-chronicled bid to join the far less exclusive 3,000-hit club has all but eclipsed Jim Thome's lonely quest to crash baseball's 600-homer club.… Maybe it would be different if Thome played in New York.… Ty Cobb's .366 batting average is the highest among players with 3,000 hits, Cal Ripken Jr.'s .276 the lowest.… The Dodgers and Angels seem to have found their level, which is good news for ...
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May 28, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Fitting Tribute More than 4,000 fans filed into Target Field in Minneapolis on Thursday for a moving 2½-hour memorial to Twins Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew , who died this month of esophageal cancer at 74. Flags flew at half-staff. Huge floral displays — two of them featuring red flowers that formed Killebrew's uniform number, 3 — stood on the field behind the pitcher's mound. And high on a building across the street, a water tower was draped with Killebrew's number as well Twins players were not required to attend the event, and only a handful showed up. But among them was Jim Thome , a man many have compared favorably to Killebrew.
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January 27, 2010 | Staff And Wire Reports
The Oakland Athletics added another veteran arm to their young rotation, agreeing to terms Tuesday with free-agent right-hander Ben Sheets on a $10-million, one-year contract. The 31-year-old Sheets has been plagued by injuries. The four-time National League All-Star didn't pitch in the majors last season while recovering from elbow surgery but last week held a pitching session for several scouts in Louisiana. Sheets spent his first eight major league seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, going 86-83 with a 3.72 earned-run average.
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September 24, 2009 | Dylan Hernandez
Shaking his head, Jim Thome said today that he continues to be hindered by the foot problems that have limited him to nine pinch-hit plate appearances in his three weeks with the Dodgers. "I came over to try to help," Thome said. "But this little foot thing I've had is a pain in the butt." Thome's problems resurfaced Tuesday night when he ran down the first base line in an eighth-inning pinch-hit at-bat. Thome looked as if he had a chance to reach base, as Washington second baseman Ian Desmond bobbled the grounder Thome hit. But saying he felt something when he ran out of the box, Thome jogged down the line and was thrown out. "It's not any worse than it was two weeks ago," he said, referring to when he had to miss a few games, "but it's not any better."
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July 21, 2001
People say L.A. is different, and I agree. But something special happened in the Sunday sports pages. Only in L.A. could Jim Thome go nine for 12 and bat .667. I believe this establishes an all-time record for lowest batting average by a player going nine for 12. Or perhaps for the greatest number of hits in 12 at-bats by player batting .667 over that span. Or perhaps both. Charley Zumba San Diego
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September 3, 2009 | Dylan Hernandez
Only 36 home runs short of 600, Jim Thome probably cost himself around 70 plate appearances when he waived his no-trade clause Monday night and accepted a trade to become a pinch-hitter for the Dodgers. "I can't sit here and say I haven't thought about it," Thome said of the milestone only six players have reached. At 39 years old, Thome is running out of time to hit his historic homer. He's also running out of time to win a World Series, something he hasn't done in his previous 18 major league seasons.
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September 2, 2009 | DYLAN HERNANDEZ, ON THE DODGERS
A day removed from acquiring the final pieces of the team the Dodgers could field in October, General Manager Ned Colletti briefly turned his attention to free agency on Tuesday. His own. The decision of whether Colletti will remain with the club is half Colletti's, as his contract includes a mutual option for 2010. Colletti said owner Frank McCourt hasn't spoken to him about his future, but he made his thoughts on his situation clear before the Dodgers' 4-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium.
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