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Jim Thome Moves Up The All-Time Homerun List

With two homeruns in today’s game, slugger Jim Thome has now belted 10 this season with the Twins and sits alone at No. 10 on the all-time homerun list. His first homerun of the day pushed him into a tie with Twins’ Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew, and his second pushed him into a spot by himself.

Courtesy of 1500ESPN.com, Harmon Killebrew shares some thoughts:

“Good for him. He’s a good guy. I talked to Jim quite a bit when I was in spring training. I told him, ’Don’t feel bad if you pass me up, because I passed up a lot of guys in my career.’”

“Jim is a credit to baseball, and a credit to the teams he’s played for,” Killebrew told 1500 ESPN. “I just wish we had gotten him when he went to the White Sox. We might’ve won a World Series if that had happened.”

Thome has been exactly what the Twins were hoping to get when they added him this past off-season, and now fans are seeing history along the way too.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.