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Full Name: James Howard Thome Primary Position: 1B,3B,DH
Height/Weight: 6'3"/255 First Game: September 4, 1991
Birthdate: August 27, 1970 MLB Experience: 17 years
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois
Bat/Throw: Left/Right


Biography

Jim Thome (James Howard Thome) was born on August 27, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois. He made his Major League debut on September 4, 1991 for the Cleveland Indians. In 1993, his rookie year, he hit .266 with 7 home runs and 22 RBI. Thome played for the Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox over the course of his 16 year career.

Most people believe that Jim Thome's best season was 2003, when he slugged 47 home runs and knocked in 131 runs.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1991 CLE A 27 98 7 25 1 9 .255 .298 .367 4 2 5 16 1 0 1 1 4
1992 CLE A 40 117 8 24 2 12 .205 .275 .299 3 1 10 34 2 0 2 2 3
1993 CLE A 47 154 28 41 7 22 .266 .385 .474 11 0 29 36 4 0 2 1 3
1994 CLE A 98 321 58 86 20 52 .268 .359 .523 20 1 46 84 0 1 3 5 11
1995 CLE A 137 452 92 142 25 73 .314 .438 .558 29 3 97 113 5 0 4 3 8
1996 CLE A 151 505 122 157 38 116 .311 .450 .612 28 5 123 141 6 0 2 8 13
1997 CLE A 147 496 104 142 40 102 .286 .423 .579 25 0 120 146 3 0 1 9 9
1998 CLE A 123 440 89 129 30 85 .293 .413 .584 34 2 89 141 4 0 1 8 7
1999 CLE A 146 494 101 137 33 108 .277 .426 .540 27 2 127 171 4 0 0 13 6
2000 CLE A 158 557 106 150 37 106 .269 .398 .531 33 1 118 171 4 0 1 4 8
2001 CLE A 156 526 101 153 49 124 .291 .416 .624 26 1 111 185 4 0 0 14 9
2002 CLE A 147 480 101 146 52 118 .304 .445 .677 19 2 122 139 5 0 1 18 5
2003 PHI N 159 578 111 154 47 131 .266 .385 .573 30 3 111 182 4 0 0 11 5
2004 PHI N 143 508 97 139 42 105 .274 .396 .581 28 1 104 144 2 0 0 26 10
2005 PHI N 59 193 26 40 7 30 .207 .360 .352 7 0 45 59 2 0 0 4 5
2006 CHW A 143 490 108 141 42 109 .288 .416 .598 26 0 107 147 6 0 0 12 4
2007 CHW A 130 432 79 119 35 96 .275 .410 .563 19 0 95 134 6 0 0 11 10
Total NL 361 1279 234 333 96 266 .260 .386 .543 65 4 260 385 8 0 0 41 20
Total AL 1650 5562 1104 1592 411 1132 .286 ? ? 304 20 1299 1658 54 1 18 109 100
Total 2011 6841 1338 1925 507 1398 .281 .409 .565 369 24 1459 2043 62 1 18 150 120

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1991 CLE A 3B 27 27 242.1 12 60 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 .900
1992 CLE A 3B 40 37 308 21 61 11 3 1 0 0 0 0 .882
1993 CLE A 3B 47 45 381 29 86 6 10 0 0 0 0 0 .950
1994 CLE A 3B 94 90 754.2 62 173 15 12 0 0 0 0 0 .940
1995 CLE A 3B 134 128 1144.2 75 214 16 22 0 0 0 0 0 .948
1995 CLE A DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1996 CLE A DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1996 CLE A 3B 150 144 1278.1 86 262 17 24 0 0 0 0 0 .953
1997 CLE A 1B 145 140 1224.2 1233 95 10 123 0 0 0 0 0 .993
1998 CLE A DH 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1998 CLE A 1B 117 114 1015.2 998 85 10 97 0 0 0 0 0 .991
1999 CLE A 1B 111 109 953.2 930 83 6 93 0 0 0 0 0 .994
1999 CLE A DH 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2000 CLE A 1B 107 106 932 830 91 5 101 0 0 0 0 0 .995
2000 CLE A DH 48 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2001 CLE A DH 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2001 CLE A 1B 148 144 1280.2 1176 78 10 105 0 0 0 0 0 .992
2002 CLE A DH 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2002 CLE A 1B 128 128 1109.1 1064 75 10 118 0 0 0 0 0 .991
2003 PHI N 1B 156 155 1361.2 1373 86 5 132 0 0 0 0 0 .997
2003 PHI N DH 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2004 PHI N 1B 134 134 1179.2 1090 84 7 103 0 0 0 0 0 .994
2004 PHI N DH 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2005 PHI N DH 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2005 PHI N 1B 52 52 436 404 30 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2006 CHI A DH 136 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2006 CHI A 1B 3 3 20 21 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2007 CHI A 1B 1 1 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2007 CHI A DH 123 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total 1B 1102 1086 9521.1 9125 707 63 909 0 0 0 0 0 .994
Total 3B 492 471 4109 285 856 73 77 1 0 0 0 0 .940
Total DH 386 385 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Transactions

Trivia

  • In a 2007 poll of 464 Major League Baseball players, he was voted the 2nd most friendly player in a tie with Mike Sweeney.
  • After hitting a home run, the scoreboard will often display "THOME RUN" to distinguish his home runs from other players' home runs.
  • On September 16, 2007, on "Jim Thome Bobblehead Day" at U.S. Cellular Field, Thome hit his 500th career home run, becoming the 23rd player in baseball history to accomplish the feat
    • His 500th career home run was a walk off winner; he is the only player to accomplish that feat.
    • Thome rounded the bases pointing upward in homage to his late mother, who passed away from breast cancer in January 2005.
  • He is one of only six players to be named Player of the Month in each league (Vladimir Guerrero, Fred McGriff, Mark McGwire, Gaylord Perry, and Dave Winfield are the others).


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