Ah yes, I reached for the play on words and will most likely go down swinging. It's in my genes. That's not why we're here today, though. While I was vacationing in Atlanta, Jim Thome added a couple more milestones to his ever-increasing number of them!
On June 19, 2010, he stood at the plate for the Twins and belted a homerun that pushed him above Palmiero with his 570th career homer. That puts him in 11th place for all-time homers! To top it off, his RBI tied him with Roger Hornsby (1,584 ribbies)!
It is no secret that Thome is one of all-time favorite players and has been since he first walked onto the field in a Tribe uniform back in 1991. He is one of those guys that has never received a lot of fanfare from the press, but is beloved by fans from every team for which he has played. He is one of those workhorse players that shows up, does his job, gives back to his community and loves to play the game.
CONGRATS (albeit belated) to Jim Thome!