Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Road to 600 home runs a memorable one for Jim Thome
Thome has hit home run No. 600, the eighth man out of the slightly more than 17,000 major leaguers in history to reach that level, a level with only Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Alex Rodriguez, Ken Griffey Jr. and Sammy Sosa as prior members.
Also: He is the nicest, gentlest, kindest guy you will ever meet . . . to everything except the baseball, he still hits that really hard.