Jim Thome hit the 600th home run of his career last night against the Detroit Tigers.
Both homers were hit to the opposite field. His 65 home runs against Detroit are his most against any team.
The 500-Homer Club
From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune (a great newspaper, by the way):
THOME’S 600TH BY THE NUMBERS
Some facts and figures surrounding Jim Thome‘s 600th home run:
Player who hit 600 homers in fewer at-bats than Thome’s 8,167. Babe Ruth did it in 6,921.
Player — Thome — who hit Nos. 599 and 600 in consecutive at-bats. It was his 48th multihomer game.
Thome’s age, making him the oldest player to hit 600. Sammy Sosa was 38 when he hit 600 in 2008.
Homers by Thome on Mondays.
Thome’s homers vs. Detroit, his most against any team.
Players who have hit more homers than Thome.
More from yours truly and Baseball-Reference.com
He also has hit 9 grand slams.
335 were hit wherever he hung his hat and called home
Number 599 was the 486th off a righty, number 600 was the 114th off of a lefty
Last night marked the 46th two-homer game in Thome’s career, he’s had two three-homer games.
Thome faced Hall of Famers Dennis Eckersley five times, Nolan Ryan five times, and Goose Gossage once going 1-for-10, with two RBI, five strikeouts, one walk and no homers.