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Posted August 16, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports
 
 

Thome hits 600 HR’s!

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Minnesota Twins Jim Thome quietly hit his 600th HR, last night! He became the eighth player to accomplish that feat, he became the first player to reach the feat hitting his 599th and 600th HR in back-to-back plate appearances in the same game. Thome, 40, should be a shoe-in for the H.O.F., but was overshadowed by steroid freaks who falsely broke records in the late 1990’s including: Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, and Jose Canseco. He was a “clean” power hitter, who came up with Ken Griffey Jr. and Frank Thomas, respectable legends. Watch the video and check out the chart below!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zamJEfKivFY[/youtube]

Player? HR
(HR in 2011)?
Date (hit 500th HR)? Team? Seasons? Ref(s)
Bonds, Barry 762 (*) 02001-04-17April 17, 2001 San Francisco Giants 1986–2007 [11]
Aaron, Hank 755 01968-07-14July 14, 1968 Atlanta Braves 1954–1976 [12]
Ruth, Babe 714 01929-08-11August 11, 1929 New York Yankees 1914–1935 [13]
Mays, Willie 660 01965-09-13September 13, 1965 San Francisco Giants 1951–1952, 1954-1973 [14]
Griffey, Jr., Ken 630 02004-06-20June 20, 2004 Cincinnati Reds 1989–2010 [15]
Rodriguez, Alex* 626 (13) 02007-08-04August 4, 2007 New York Yankees 1994– [4][16]
Sosa, Sammy 609 (*) 02003-04-04April 4, 2003 Chicago Cubs 1989–2005, 2007 [17]
Thome, Jim* 600 (11) 02007-09-16September 16, 2007 Chicago White Sox 1991– [5][18]

(chart courtesy wiki)