On August 15th, 2011, Jim Thome became the eighth Major Leaguer to hit 600 home runs.
Thome, who turns 41 on August 27th, has played for the Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Minnesota Twins.
Thome is a five-time All Star who has hit 30 or more home runs in a season 12 times, 40 or more six times and in 2002, with Cleveland, he belted 52 homers.
Thome began his career as a third baseman, was moved to first base and he currently is a designated hitter with the Minnesota Twins.
Thome has driven in a 100 or more runs in a season nine times and he has led the American League in walks on three occasions.
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