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Indians to honor Thome with statue

Posted on: September 23, 2011 7:40 pm
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By Matt Snyder


Slugger Jim Thome began and played more than half his Hall of Fame career with the Indians. After a late-August trade sent him back to Cleveland, it's entirely possible he ends his career there, too (he's reportedly still mulling over a 2012 return). He'll soon be immortalized in Progressive Field for future generations of Indians fans to see, as the team announced Friday night it will erect a statue depicting Thome. It will be placed where one of his longest home runs landed (Mark Gonzales via Twitter).

Thome, 41, earlier this season became the eighth person in baseball history to hit 600 home runs. He now has 603, 336 of which came in an Indians uniform. He helped lead the Indians to the postseason six times from 1995-2001, three times finishing in the top 10 in AL MVP voting. Thome also has the 18th best OPS (.959) in MLB history and ranks eighth in career walks.

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Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: September 24, 2011 5:52 pm
 

Indians to honor Thome with statue

This is strange.

When Thome was a free agent, the Indians offered to give him a statue.

He chose Philadelphia instead and with regard to the statue said "A statue? That's not Jim Thome."

I guess age has taken a toll on his humility...

New rule: Let's take a break on statues outside MLB stadiums.

It's overkill.


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