Jim Thome – Baseball Hall of Fame
Peoria native Jim Thome is being inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame! Thome has been a part of a few different teams but is most notably known as 1st baseman for the Cleveland Indians.
“The numbers jump off the page when it comes to Jim Thome, even in an era where power reigned supreme. His 612 home runs rank eighth on Major League Baseball’s all-time list, and his 1,747 walks rank seventh. Only six players have totaled at least 1,700 walks and 1,699 RBI: Babe Ruth, Mel Ott, Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Barry Bonds and Thome.”
To celebrate, 101.1 ESPN’s Jim Mattson will be counting down the 25 days until his induction starting on Thursday with 25 stats, facts and MORE about Jim Thome!
To check out his Hall of Fame details, CLICK HERE!