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Is Jim Thome Hall of Fame Worthy?

Published by on May 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

He has never won MVP.

He has never won a World Series.

He doesn't even play the field.

But with 547 homers and counting, Jim Thome could wind up in Cooperstown and one must wonder if the 500 home run plateau is still a legitimate benchmark for Hall enshrinement in the era of steroid abuse?

While his numbers compare to the likes of McCovey, Killebrew, and Jackson, Thome has only led the majors in home runs once (47).

An All-Star just five times in 19 major league seasons, Thome seems to be a product of health and longevity versus talent and dominance.

The DH has never led the league in RBI's, Hits, Doubles, or Triples, but does have a home run for every 13.6 at bats&mdas...

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