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JIM THOME RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Statue that is and maybe shouldn’t be

You have your opinions on the subject, I have mine. Legendary Tribe first/third baseman Jim Thome was honored with a statue bearing his signature “point the bat” move inside Heritage Park at Progressive Field on Saturday. Jimmy was joined by his wife, two children, and a host of ex-teammates that shared in this special ceremony. Ever the class act and never one to want the spotlight...
Via Waiting For Next Year
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Thome officially retires as a Cleveland Indian

Not even Jim Thome envisioned a day like this. For him, being immortalized at the top of Indians record books and among some of the game’s greats was an accomplishment already. Playing 22 years in the big leagues, 12 of them with the Tribe, he first became a household name in Cleveland during the mid-90s, and soon, an iconic baseball legend across the country. On Saturday, the...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Indians unveil Jim Thome statue outside stadium

Jim Thome hasn’t seen live pitching since October 2012…and hasn’t talked about retirement in even longer. Until Saturday night. “I had always hoped I could do it as a Cleveland Indian and, this afternoon, I signed an honorary one-day contract so that I could make a dream come true,” the five-time All-Star told the crowd at Progressive Field.  “I am humbled and grateful...
Via Hall of Very Good
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Thome retires from baseball, signs honorary deal with Indians

Jim Thome has not appeared in a baseball game since the 2012 season. On Saturday he signed an honorary one-day deal with the Indians retiring with the team that he made his big league debut with in 1991. The announcement came on the day that a statue of Thome was unveiled in Cleveland’s Progressive Field. Thome and family in front of the #ThomeStatue pic.twitter.com/J7yvkf4eFh...
Via Tireball.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Thome Signs One-Day Contract, Retires A Cleveland Indian

Jim Thome had a day to remember Saturday. The Cleveland Indians revealed his statue at Progressive Field on the same day they offered him a one-day contract to retire as a member of the team. Thome played in Cleveland for 12 of his 22 seasons in the MLB. “I haven’t officially retired yet,” Thome said via The Cleveland Plain-Dealer. “I had always hoped I could do it as a Cleveland...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Thome announces retirement

CLEVELAND -- On the day that his statue was unveiled at Progressive Field, Jim Thome officially announced his retirement from baseball. Said Thome at the end of his speech: "I haven't officially retired yet. I always had hope that I could do it as a Cleveland Indian. This afternoon I signed an honorary one-day contract so that I can make a dream come true. I'm humbled...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Countdown Thome’s Greatest Moments: #1-5

He’s regarded as one of the nicest people in baseball. But as beloved as Jim Thome might be off the field, he’s still feared on it. From his arrival in Cleveland as a raw third baseman with a powerful bat to his sojourns in Philadelphia, L.A., the South Side of Chicago and Minnesota, Thome’s had more than his share of his most memorable moments. We’ve selected the 25 biggest...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
18 days ago  |  Discuss

BURST: Jim Thome statue ceremony

Jim Thome will join Cleveland Indians legend Bob Feller as the only players honored with a statue at Progressive Field. The Tribe will unveil the statue of their all-time home run leader (337 of his 612 home runs came with the Tribe) during a special ceremony starting at 5 p.m. SportsTime Ohio will feature the ceremony in a special hour-long Indians Live pregame show, beginning at...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton and Thome get their days as Progressive Field celebrates 20 years

CLEVELAND -- Tom Hamilton didn't want Friday night to be about him, but on a weekend when the Indians are celebrating 20 years at the Corner of Ontario and Carnegie and unveiling a statue of one of the greatest players of the Jacobs/Progressive Field Era, it is appropriate that the franchise honored him. Hamilton, who is in his 25th season calling Indians games on radio, didn...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
19 days ago  |  Discuss

SportsTime Ohio to showcase Jim Thome statue unveiling ceremony

This Saturday, August 2nd, Jim Thome will join Cleveland Indians legend Bob Feller as the only players honored with a statue at Progressive Field. The Tribe will unveil the statue of their all-time home run leader (337 of his 612 home runs came with the Tribe) during a special ceremony starting at 5:00pm. SportsTime Ohio will feature the ceremony in a special hour-long Indians Live...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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