The first Jim Thome appearance in Major League Baseball was as a third baseman of the Cleveland Indians in 1991. After the 2002 season, he pursued a contract with the Chicago Cubs, but joined the Philadelphia Phillies. In 2006, Thome became the White Sox’s regular designated hitter. He did well during his first season, setting the team record for most home runs in the month of April, as well as the major league record by scoring in each of the team’s first 17 games. As a result of his excellent performance that season, he was awarded the American League’s Comeback Player of the Year for 2006.
In September 2007, Thome hit his 500th career home run, which was also a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning that led to a White Sox victory. He became the 23rd major league player to achieve the milestone and the third in the 2007 season.
Usually, a Thome’s home run features the scoreboard displaying “THOME RUN” to distinguish his home runs from other players’ home runs.
**Jim Thome Speaker**
Possible Jim Thome speaker topics, aside from his impressive baseball career, are his breast cancer awareness advocacy, and his experience in putting all 10 of his nieces and nephews through college.
**Jim Thome Appearance**
Nicknamed “The Thomenator” and the “Pride of Peoria,” a Jim Thome appearance is loved by Indian fans, making him the most popular athlete in Cleveland sports history in a 2003 fan poll.
**Jim Thome Endorsement**
A recognizable figure from the world of baseball, a Jim Thome endorsement, with his trademark high socks and batting stance, will be immediately recognizable to baseball fans around the world.
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