Jim Thome Stats

Jim Thome was born on Thursday, August 27, 1970, in Peoria, Illinois. Thome was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 4, 1991, with the Cleveland Indians. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Jim Thome baseball stats page.

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"As a player, you don't really try to think about that (upset fans) too much. You want to go out and concentrate and do your job. That's just how I want to approach it. The fans have a right to boo, you know? If they boo, it's because you're not doing your job. You just try to go out and do the best you can." - Jim Thome in Sports Illustrated (March 2, 2003, Page 17)

Jim Thome

Jim Thome Autograph on a 1992 Score Baseball Card (#859)

Jim Thome Autograph on a 1992 Score Baseball Card (#859)

Birth Name:
James Howard Thome
Nickname:
Jim - Jimmy - The Pride of Peoria - Thomer
Born On:
08-27-1970  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Peoria, Illinois
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Limestone Community High School (Bartonville, IL)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
250
First Game:
09-04-1991 (Age 21)
Last Game:
10-11-2012
Draft:
1989 : 13th Round (333rd)

Jim Thome

Jim Thome Pitching Stats

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Jim Thome Hitting Stats

1991 21 Indians 27 98 7 25 4 2 1 0 9 5 1 16 0 0 1 4 .255 .298 .367
1992 22 Indians 40 117 8 24 3 1 2 0 12 10 2 34 0 2 2 3 .205 .275 .299
1993 23 Indians 47 154 28 41 11 0 7 0 22 29 1 36 0 5 4 3 .266 .385 .474
1994 24 Indians 98 321 58 86 20 1 20 0 52 46 5 84 1 1 0 11 .268 .359 .523
1995 25 Indians 137 452 92 142 29 3 25 0 73 97 3 113 0 3 5 8 .314 .438 .558
1996 26 Indians 151 505 122 157 28 5 38 1 116 123 8 141 0 2 6 13 .311 .450 .612
1997 27 Indians 147 496 104 142 25 0 40 1 102 120 9 146 0 8 3 9 .286 .423 .579
1998 28 Indians 123 440 89 129 34 2 30 0 85 89 8 141 0 4 4 7 .293 .413 .584
1999 29 Indians 146 494 101 137 27 2 33 3 108 127 13 171 0 4 4 6 .277 .426 .540
2000 30 Indians 158 557 106 150 33 1 37 0 106 118 4 171 0 5 4 8 .269 .398 .531
2001 31 Indians 156 526 101 153 26 1 49 0 124 111 13 185 0 3 4 9 .291 .416 .624
2002 32 Indians 147 480 101 146 19 2 52 2 118 122 18 139 0 6 5 5 .304 .445 .677
2003 33 Phillies 159 578 111 154 30 3 47 0 131 111 11 182 0 5 4 5 .266 .385 .573
2004 34 Phillies 143 508 97 139 28 1 42 0 105 104 26 144 0 4 2 10 .274 .396 .581
2005 35 Phillies 59 193 26 40 7 0 7 0 30 45 4 59 0 2 2 5 .207 .360 .352
2006 36 White Sox 143 490 108 141 26 0 42 1 109 107 12 147 0 7 6 4 .288 .416 .598
2007 37 White Sox 130 432 79 119 19 0 35 0 96 95 11 134 0 3 6 10 .275 .410 .563
2008 38 White Sox 149 503 93 123 28 0 34 0 90 91 9 147 0 4 4 17 .245 .362 .503
2009 39 White Sox 107 345 55 86 15 0 23 1 74 69 3 116 0 3 0 8 .249 .372 .493
2009 39 Dodgers 17 17 0 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 .235 .235 .235
2010 40 Twins 108 276 48 78 16 2 25 0 59 60 4 82 0 2 2 8 .283 .412 .627
2011 41 Twins 71 206 21 50 12 0 12 0 40 35 3 69 0 1 0 5 .243 .351 .476
2011 41 Indians 22 71 11 21 4 0 3 0 10 11 1 23 0 0 0 1 .296 .390 .479
2012 42 Phillies 30 62 9 15 2 0 5 0 15 8 1 21 0 0 1 2 .242 .338 .516
2012 42 Orioles 28 101 8 26 5 0 3 0 10 14 2 40 0 0 0 4 .257 .348 .396
22 Years 2,543 8,422 1,583 2,328 451 26 612 9 1,699 1,747 172 2,548 1 74 69 165 .276 .402 .554

Jim Thome

Jim Thome Fielding Stats

1991 Indians 3B 27 27 726 80 3.0 72 12 60 8 6 n/a n/a n/a .900 2.68
1992 Indians 3B 40 37 924 93 2.3 82 21 61 11 3 n/a n/a n/a .882 2.40
1993 Indians 3B 47 45 1,140 121 2.6 115 29 86 6 10 n/a n/a n/a .950 2.72
1994 Indians 3B 94 90 2,262 250 2.7 235 62 173 15 12 n/a n/a n/a .940 2.81
1995 Indians 3B 134 128 3,432 305 2.3 289 75 214 16 22 n/a n/a n/a .948 2.27
1996 Indians 3B 150 144 3,831 365 2.4 348 86 262 17 24 n/a n/a n/a .953 2.45
1997 Indians 1B 145 140 3,672 1,338 9.2 1,328 1,233 95 10 123 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.76
1998 Indians 1B 117 114 3,045 1,093 9.3 1,083 998 85 10 97 n/a n/a n/a .991 9.60
1999 Indians 1B 111 109 2,861 1,023 9.2 1,017 935 82 6 94 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.60
2000 Indians 1B 107 106 2,769 929 8.7 924 832 92 5 101 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.01
2001 Indians 1B 148 144 3,842 1,265 8.5 1,255 1,177 78 10 105 n/a n/a n/a .992 8.82
2002 Indians 1B 128 128 3,328 1,149 9.0 1,139 1,064 75 10 118 n/a n/a n/a .991 9.24
2003 Phillies 1B 156 155 4,085 1,463 9.4 1,458 1,372 86 5 132 n/a n/a n/a .997 9.64
2004 Phillies 1B 134 134 3,539 1,182 8.8 1,175 1,091 84 7 103 n/a n/a n/a .994 8.96
2005 Phillies 1B 52 52 1,308 434 8.3 434 404 30 0 36 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.96
2006 White Sox 1B 3 3 60 21 7.0 21 21 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.45
2007 White Sox 1B 1 1 24 6 6.0 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.75
2011 Indians 3B 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2012 Phillies 1B 4 4 81 38 9.5 37 35 2 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .974 12.33
1B Totals 1,106 1,090 28,614 9,941 9.0 9,877 9,168 709 64 914 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.32
3B Totals 493 471 12,315 1,214 2.5 1,141 285 856 73 77 n/a n/a n/a .940 2.50
19 Years 1,599 1,561 40,929 11,155 7.0 11,018 9,453 1,565 137 991 n/a n/a n/a .988 7.27

Jim Thome

Jim Thome Miscellaneous Stats

1991 Indians 1 1 .500 0 0 0 98.0 6.1 10.9 - - -
1992 Indians 2 0 1.000 1 0 0 58.5 3.4 9.8 - - -
1993 Indians 2 1 .667 2 0 0 22.0 4.3 7.0 - - -
1994 Indians 3 3 .500 7 0 0 16.1 3.8 6.2 - - -
1995 Indians 4 3 .571 8 0 1 18.1 4.0 6.2 - - -
1996 Indians 2 2 .500 5 1 1 13.3 3.6 4.4 - - -
1997 Indians 1 1 .500 7 0 0 12.4 3.4 4.9 - - -
1998 Indians 1 0 1.000 3 0 6 14.7 3.1 5.2 - - -
1999 Indians 0 0 .000 3 0 34 15.0 2.9 4.6 - - -
2000 Indians 1 0 1.000 4 0 48 15.1 3.3 5.3 - - -
2001 Indians 0 1 .000 7 0 6 10.7 2.8 4.2 - - -
2002 Indians 1 2 .333 1 0 18 9.2 3.5 4.1 - - -
2003 Phillies 0 3 .000 2 0 2 12.3 3.2 4.4 - - -
2004 Phillies 0 2 .000 3 0 6 12.1 3.5 4.8 - - -
2005 Phillies 0 0 .000 2 0 5 27.6 3.3 6.4 - - -
2006 White Sox 0 0 .000 4 0 136 11.7 3.3 4.5 - - -
2007 White Sox 0 1 .000 6 0 123 12.3 3.2 4.5 - - -
2008 White Sox 1 0 1.000 10 0 140 14.8 3.4 5.6 - - -
2009 White Sox 0 0 .000 9 0 99 15.0 3.0 4.7 - - -
2009 Dodgers 0 0 .000 17 0 0 0.0 2.4 5.7 - - -
2010 Twins 0 0 .000 30 0 79 11.0 3.4 4.7 - - -
2011 Twins 0 0 .000 12 0 59 17.2 3.0 5.2 - - -
2011 Indians 0 0 .000 3 0 19 23.7 3.1 7.1 - - -
2012 Phillies 0 0 .000 17 0 9 12.4 3.0 4.1 - - -
2012 Orioles 0 0 .000 2 0 27 33.7 2.5 10.1 - - -
22 Years 19 20 .487 165 1 818 13.8 3.3 5.0 - - -

Jim Thome

Jim Thome Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1991 Cleveland Indians 59 , 6 , 25 $100,000.00 - -
1992 Cleveland Indians 25 $110,000.00 - -
1993 Cleveland Indians 25 $135,000.00 - -
1994 Cleveland Indians 25 $325,000.00 - n/a
1995 Cleveland Indians 25 $825,000.00 - Stats
1996 Cleveland Indians 25 $1,600,000.00 - -
1997 Cleveland Indians 25 $2,625,000.00 Stats Stats
1998 Cleveland Indians 25 $4,800,000.00 Stats -
1999 Cleveland Indians 25 $8,225,000.00 Stats -
2000 Cleveland Indians 25 $8,175,000.00 - -
2001 Cleveland Indians 25 $7,875,000.00 - -
2002 Cleveland Indians 25 $8,000,000.00 - -
2003 Philadelphia Phillies 25 $11,166,667.00 - -
2004 Philadelphia Phillies 25 $12,166,667.00 Stats -
2005 Philadelphia Phillies 25 $13,166,667.00 - -
2006 Chicago White Sox 25 $14,166,667.00 Stats -
2007 Chicago White Sox 25 $15,666,667.00 - -
2008 Chicago White Sox 25 $15,666,666.00 - -
2009 Chicago White Sox 25 $10,584,699.00 - -
2009 Los Angeles Dodgers 25 $2,415,301.00 - -
2010 Minnesota Twins 25 $1,500,000.00 - -
2011 Minnesota Twins 25 $3,000,000.00 - -
2011 Cleveland Indians 25 "     " - -
2012 Philadelphia Phillies 25 $1,250,000.00 - -
2012 Baltimore Orioles 25 "     " - -
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Did you know that Jim Thome was named one of the 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians Players Top 100 Greatest Indians and Thome was named one of the nine first basemen.

600 Home Runs Club
600 Home Runs Club Lithograph | Sports Illustrated, Inc. | September 13, 2011
Jim Thome finished his career with six-hundred twelve home runs. On August 15, 2011 , he became the eighth player ( Hank Aaron , Barry Bonds , Ken Griffey, Jr. , Willie Mays , Alex Rodriguez , Babe Ruth & Sammy Sosa ) to reach the 600 home runs plateau. Here are some additional numbers of interest as they relate to this truly prolific Hall of Fame slugger:

1 - Jim Thome appeared on the Baseball Writers Association of America ballot one time, in 2018, and was elected to the Hall of Fame his first year of eligibility, appearing on 89.8% of the ballots. The class of 2018 also included Chipper Jones , Vladimir Guerrero , Trevor Hoffman , Jack Morris and Alan Trammell !

5 - Jim Thome, Larry Doby and Rick Manning are related. How? They each played for the Cleveland Indians and they each had a golden sombrero ( Five Strikeouts in a 9-Inning Game ).

13 - Jim Thome hit his first walk-off home run on June 15, 1994 . On August 17, 2010 , he hit his twelfth walk off homer, tying Babe Ruth for the Major League mark. On June 23, 2012 , "Thomer" hit his thirteenth and final walk-off home run - the most by any hitter in baseball history.

25 - Jim Thome had his #25 retired by the Cleveland Indians on on August 18, 2018. During the ceremony Thomer said, "To have my jersey retired gives me the chills. To see my number hanging in the rafters in the company of Bob Feller , Lou Boudreau , Jackie Robinson , Mel Harder , Larry Doby , Earl Averill , Bob Lemon and Frank Robinson , I don't really know what to say. That's some 'Field of Dreams' stuff right there."

52 - Jim Thome hit 52 home runs with the 2002 Cleveland Indians , the most during a single season in franchise history, only the second Indians slugger with 50-or-more home runs during the same season. Do you know who did it first? [ Answer ]

337 - Jim Thome hit 337 home runs with the Cleveland Indians - the most in franchise history. His 1,008 walks, 1,400 strikeouts, and 87 intentional bases on balls are also still the most in team history to this date.

391 - Jim Thome played 391 games total with the Philadelphia Phillies , yet he was inducted into their Phillies Wall of Fame in 2016, the shortest tenure of any player ever recognized by the franchise. The plaque reads in part, "Signed by the Phillies to the largest contract in team history at the time. Finished 4th in NL MVP voting in 2003 after leading the league in home runs (47; tied for Major League lead) and ranking third in RBI (131). Set three single-season Phillies home run records in his first year with the team: most by a left-handed hitter, most at Veterans Stadium (28) and most by a first baseman. Named to the 2004 NL All-Star Team (.274-42-105). Was the third player in club history with back-to-back 40-homer seasons, joining hall of famers Chuck Klein and Mike Schmidt .

2,548 - Jim Thome struck out a LOT - 2,548 times to be exact, the second most in baseball history ( Top 1,000 )! Do you know what fellow hall of fame player had more? [ Answer ]

Jim Thome Batting Stance
Jim Thome Batting Stance | AP Wire Image | Photoshop by Baseball Almanac, Inc.
When Jim Thome steps to the plate, he slowly lifts his bat, points it towards the outfield, then settles into his stance. His signature batting stance was inspired by the fictional slugger Roy Hobbs in The Natural and was the idea of his Minor League Manager, Charlie Manuel who said (Sports Illustrated, July 13, 1998, 'The Pride Of Peoria Cleveland slugger Jim Thome is an All-Star starter and maybe--just maybe--the best player in his baseball'), "All the credit goes to Jimmy, because he works so hard and he's real coachable. One thing we came up with together. I was managing him at Charlotte in '93, on the AAA team, and we were in the clubhouse and the movie The Natural was on the TV. Robert Redford steps in, batting left, just like Jimmy. We were looking for a swing key, something that would open Jimmy up, let him hit to all fields. Redford steps in there and holds the bat with his right hand, way out in front of him, shoulder high. We both said, 'Let's try that.' Right away, it worked."

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