Jim Thome was better known for the force of a swing via which he clouted 612 homers than for his foot speed, but 16 years ago on Tuesday, he stole home for the only time in his 22-year major league career. Lest you imagine some Jackie Robinson-esque ...View Complete Story
That could be you, on-deck hitters! I'm not even kidding: If Jim Thome is bored enough to find this, he should probably come to New York and join me at the pickup baseball game I play in on weekends. Jim: We're so bad you could play shortstop if you want.
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Jim Thome is working out in Arizona in hopes of catching on with a Major League team at some point this season. The 42-year-old called Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, a longtime friend, with a request two weeks ago. "Chuck, can I come ...View Complete Story
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel told Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer that Jim Thome still hopes to continue his career. "He still thinks he can play," said Manuel. "He misses the game. Baseball is his identity. That's all he's done for 20-some ...View Complete Story