MLB slugger Jim Thome joined the 600 home run club as he hit number 599 and 600 in back to back at bats tonight against the Detroit Tigers. Jim Thome who had great seasons with both the Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies is currently playing for the Minnesota Twins as he finishes out his career. Jim Thome is considered one of the most respected players in baseball and one of the pure home run hitters in an era riddled with steroid use. To help celebrate Jim Thome’s 600th career home run, fans took to Twitter to offer their congratulations. Below is a look at some of the well-wishes.
- Congrats to Jim Thome on #600. A great power hitter and a great ambassador for the game #respect via @jamesbarton10
- Congratulations to former Phillie Jim Thome, who hit his 599th and 600th career home runs tonight against Detroit – http://t.co/61M1pYn via @JasonFord
- Congrats to Jim Thome, #5 all-time on the non-roid homer list, with 600! Go Twins! via @pauleonard
- Congrats Jim Thome on an amazing accomplishment. Proud to call Thome a Twin! #600club #MinnesotaTwins via @evanplace
- Jim Thome hit HRs 599 & 600 in back to back at-bats. He’s the 1st player to have 0 at-bats in between 599 & 600. via @@ESPNStatsInfo
Where do you think Jim Thome stacks up in terms of all-time career home run hitters? Is Jim Thome a 1st ballot Hall of Famer?