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Is Jim Thome a Hall of Famer?

March 8th, 2015 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Is Jim Thome a Hall of Famer? | Filed in Baseball, General, Phillies

It’s about time for another “is ____ a Hall of Famer” post. This past June, I talked about whether or not I thought former Phillies’ shortstop Jimmy Rollins is/will be a future Hall of Famer, and less than a month later, I explained why I felt that former Flyers’ right-winger Tim Kerr deserves to be inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Here, I’ll discuss whether or not former Phillies’ first baseman Jim Thome deserves to be in Cooperstown (where the National Baseball Hall of Fame is located, in New York). He was drafted in the 13th round, 333rd overall, by the Cleveland Indians in the 1989 MLB Draft, out of Illinois Central College. Throughout his career, Thome played for six-different teams: the Indians (1991-2002, 2011), the Phillies (2003-05, 2012), the Chicago White Sox (2006-09), the Dodgers (2009), the Twins (2010-11), and the Baltimore Orioles (2012).

Accomplishments/Awards

-5x All-Star (1997-99, 2004, 2006)
-Silver Slugger Award (1996)
-AL Comeback Player of the Year (2006)
-Roberto Clemente Award (2002)
-NL Home-Run Champ (2003)

Career Statistics

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