Lefty swinging 3B/1B Jim Thome was one of the best hitters in the history of the Cleveland Indians! He played in 1,399 games in his 13 years with the Indians and he was 1,353 of 4,711 (.287 avg, .890 OPS) with 928 runs scored, 337 homers, 937 RBI and 18 stolen bases. He also walked 1,008 times while whiffing 1,400 times for the Tribe! Thome played in 55 games in the playoffs for the Indians and he was 43 of 188 (.229 avg) with 32 runs scored, 17 homers and 36 RBI. He was a part of the Indians’ teams that lost the World Series in 1995 to the Atlanta Braves and 1997 to the Florida Marlins! Thome’s best season was his last one in Cleveland before he left to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies (he came back to the Indians in 2011). Thome played in 147 games for the Indians in 2002 and he was 146 of 480 (.304 avg, 1.122 OPS) with 101 runs scored, 52 homers, 118 RBI and 1 stolen base. Thome led the American League in SLG (.677), OPS (1.122) and walks (122) in 2002. Thome was an All-Star three times with the Indians and he won one Silver Slugger Award with the Tribe. Thome had 102 or more RBI in a season six times for the Indians and he scored at least 101 runs in a season six times. He his 30 or more homers in 7 of his years with the Indians and he had 6 years of 111 or more walks (led the American League three times).
Jim Thome is still the Cleveland Indians’ all-time leader in both home runs (337) and walks (1,008)! Thome is also still #42 in batting average (.287), #3 in OBP (.414), #3 in SLG (.566), #3 in OPS (.980), #12 in games (1,399), #5 in runs scored (928), #12 in hits (1.353), #10 in doubles (263) and he is still #2 in RBI (937) in the history of the Cleveland Indians!