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    Jim Thome: 600 hrs

    A genuine nice guy achieving something that even in this home run happy era is still pretty dang impressive.



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    Re: Jim Thome: 600 hrs

    Big Jim says pass me a second helping of those taters!!!

    600!



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    Re: Jim Thome: 600 hrs

    600 hours?



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    Re: Jim Thome: 600 hrs

    Good guys do finish first,I'm glad he hit it with Minny now they can put him on waivers and maybe he'll get to a team with a chance at the World Series.



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    Re: Jim Thome: 600 hrs

    He's still playing? None the less, hats off to him.



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    Re: Jim Thome: 600 hrs

    Somewhere Barry Bonds is jealous of the attention Thome is getting tonight.



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    Re: Jim Thome: 600 hrs

    Just the 5th player to hit 600 home runs cleanly.




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    Re: Jim Thome: 600 hrs

    Classy by the Detroit fans to give him the standing ovation (see, we're not all hooligans or "8-Milers" up here...).


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    Derek Jeter can take a leak and ESPN has 24/7 coverage, yet Thome doesn't get the credit he deserves. What a stud. Congrats to him and his career.


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    Jim Thome: Clean for 20+ years. Cooperstown for sure.



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    Re: Jim Thome: 600 hrs

    congrats to him, now will he hit 700?



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    Re: Jim Thome: 600 hrs

    Quote Originally Posted by bowlfan912 View Post
    congrats to him, now will he hit 700?
    No, in fact I'm guessing he retires after this year. He's turning 41 and the past few years he's struggled to stay healthy.



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    Re: Jim Thome: 600 hrs

    Five years from retirement, Big Jim, more than likely, will be a first ballot Hall-of-Famer. If he isn't, then some BB writers have some personality issues.


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    Re: Jim Thome: 600 hrs

    Quote Originally Posted by Iastfan112 View Post
    No, in fact I'm guessing he retires after this year. He's turning 41 and the past few years he's struggled to stay healthy.
    Man, he's 41....that makes me feel old, I remember collecting his rookie card congrats to Thome.



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    Re: Jim Thome: 600 hrs

    Nice story from ESPN on how 'World's Nicest Man' will be headed to Hall of Fame:

    Road to 600 home runs a memorable one for Jim Thome - ESPN



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