Foster: In appreciation of Jim Thome and the quietest 600-HR career of all time

From SABR member Jason Foster at The Sporting News on June 2, 2017:

Jim Thome had the quietest 600-homer career of all time. We know this because people keep forgetting Jim Thome is in the 600 Home Run Club. 

It was 612 home runs, actually, and Thome is one of nine players to reach the hallowed milestone. Albert Pujols will be the 10th, and it’s the Pujols Watch that has brought Thome’s name back into the baseball conscience. That seems odd to say given that he was active as recently as 2012, but here we are. 

It’s not quite Jim Thome, forgotten slugger. But it sure seems close.

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Originally published: June 2, 2017. Last Updated: June 2, 2017.