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Jim Thome
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: August 27, 1970 in Peoria, IL USA
  • Weight: 250 lbs.
  • Height: 6'4"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 04, 1991
  • Final Game: October 03, 2012
  • TSN All-Star - 1995
  • Silver Slugger - 1996
  • TSN All-Star - 1996
  • TSN All-Star - 2001
  • Roberto Clemente Award - 2002
  • Lou Gehrig Memorial Award - 2004
 
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As one of the only players who had over 600 Home Runs, Jim Thome is in rare company.  Still, Thome was never a player who was considered elite, as he was such a low key player who did not seek out attention. Stat wise he was more than just power, as he showed plate patience with a career On Base Percentage over .400 and led his respective league in walks three times. With a career OPS of .956 and a bWAR of 72.9, this is only the tip of an iceberg of a first ballot Hall of Fame inductee. Maybe then, he will get the respect he deserves, though we know it will be a soft spoken acceptance speech.

Should Jim Thome be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 90%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 6.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.1%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 2.2%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Deland, FL)
  • Eligible In: Monday, 01 January 2018
  • Position: First Base, Third Base, Designated Hitter
  • Played For: Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, Minnesota Twins
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Roberto Clemente Award (2002)
    Lou Gehrig Award (2004)
    Comeback Player of the World (AL) (2006)
    5 Time All Star (1997, 1998, 1999, 2004 & 2006)
    Silver Slugger (1) (AL) (1996)
    Highest Slugging Percentage (1) (AL (2002)
    Highest OPS (1) (AL) (2002)
    Most Home Runs (1) (NL) (2003)
    Most Walks (3) (AL) (1997, 1999 & 2002)
    World Series Rings (None)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten MVP Finishes:
    (AL: 1997, 6th), (AL: 2001, 7th), (AL: 2002, 7th) & (NL: 2003, 4th)
    10 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    10 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    10 Top Ten Finishes (Slugging Percentage)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    9 Top Ten Finishes (Home Runs)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)
    13 Top Ten Finishes (Walks)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (WAR for Position Players)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 7.   Home Runs: 612
    7.   Walks: 1,747
    20. OPS: .956
    23. Slugging Percentage: .554
    26. Runs Batted In: 1,699
    40: Total Bases: 4,667
    47. Games Played: 2,543
    51. Runs Scored: 1,583
    51. On Base Percentage: .402
    54. WAR for Position Players: 72.9

Should Jim Thome be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 90%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 6.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.1%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 2.2%
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0 #2 Park3 2017-09-04 04:42
One of baseball's all-time good guys. He was a great representative for the sport and loved everywhere he played. The Hall's character clause was initially intended to help such players and not necessarily hurt the not so good guys, but the writers (and seemingly everyone else) only point to it to keep certain players out nowadays.
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0 #1 Michael tabor 38 2017-08-24 02:43
Thome should be a 1st ballot. Had better career # then Frank Thomas same position 1st ballot.
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