Jim Thome elected into Baseball Hall of Fame, spent 13 years wit - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Jim Thome elected into Baseball Hall of Fame, spent 13 years with Cleveland Indians

Former Cleveland Indians first baseman Jim Thome was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Jan. 24. (Source AP Images) Former Cleveland Indians first baseman Jim Thome was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Jan. 24. (Source AP Images)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Former Cleveland Indians first baseman Jim Thome was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Jan. 24.

Thome spent 13 seasons with Indians.

The first baseman also played for:

  • Philadelphia Phillies
  • Chicago White Sox
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Minnesota Twins
  • Baltimore Orioles

Here are some numbers from Thome's 22-year career:

  • 2,543 games played
  • 612 home runs
  • 1,699 RBIs
  • Career batting average of .276
  • Career on-base percentage of .402 

One interesting statistic, Thome was 19/20 at stealing bases.

During the 2002 season with the Indians, Thome hit 52 home runs, that was a career high for him.

During the 2003 season with the Phillies, Thome hit 131 RBIs.

The first baseman was a 5-time all-star.

Thome's home run against the Seattle Mariners in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series is arguably the biggest hit of his career.

The hit gave the Indians the lead in the crucial playoff game.

Thome led the team in RBIs in the series, he had 5 RBIs in five games against Seattle. 

The first baseman also had a home run in the World Series when the Indians played against the Atlanta Braves.

Download the Cleveland 19 News app and First Alert Weather app.

Copyright 2018 WOIO. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Oklahoma restaurant shooting victims recovering

    Oklahoma restaurant shooting victims recovering

    Saturday, May 26 2018 4:03 AM EDT2018-05-26 08:03:40 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:39:38 GMT
    (Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP). Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. A man armed with a pistol walked into Louie’s On The Lake restaurant at the dinner hour and ...(Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP). Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. A man armed with a pistol walked into Louie’s On The Lake restaurant at the dinner hour and ...
    Authorities say a Facebook page in which a man claims his television is possessed by the devil belongs to the man suspected of shooting three people at an Oklahoma City restaurant before being killed by two armed...
    Authorities say a Facebook page in which a man claims his television is possessed by the devil belongs to the man suspected of shooting three people at an Oklahoma City restaurant before being killed by two armed bystanders.
  • The Latest: Rep: "Hero teacher" released from hospital

    The Latest: Rep: "Hero teacher" released from hospital

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:46 AM EDT2018-05-26 14:46:33 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:39:11 GMT
    (Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP). Empty school buses leave after a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., on Friday, May 25, 2018. A male student opened fire at the suburban Indianapolis school wounding another stu...(Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP). Empty school buses leave after a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., on Friday, May 25, 2018. A male student opened fire at the suburban Indianapolis school wounding another stu...

    The family of a student wounded during a school shooting in Indiana says she is in critical but stable condition.

    The family of a student wounded during a school shooting in Indiana says she is in critical but stable condition.

  • Amid anti-immigrant sentiment, some Spanish speakers wary

    Amid anti-immigrant sentiment, some Spanish speakers wary

    Saturday, May 26 2018 2:14 PM EDT2018-05-26 18:14:01 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:39:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Carlson). Lilly Mucarsel, a native of Ecuador, poses for a picture in her office Friday, May 25, 2018, in Tustin, Calif. Mucarsel, 62, of Southern California finds herself reverting to English when she attends a baseball game or goes to...(AP Photo/Chris Carlson). Lilly Mucarsel, a native of Ecuador, poses for a picture in her office Friday, May 25, 2018, in Tustin, Calif. Mucarsel, 62, of Southern California finds herself reverting to English when she attends a baseball game or goes to...

    The Trump administration's harsh rhetoric and tougher policies toward immigrants have made some Spanish speakers self-conscious about speaking other languages in public.

    The Trump administration's harsh rhetoric and tougher policies toward immigrants have made some Spanish speakers self-conscious about speaking other languages in public.

Powered by Frankly