Jim Thome was born August 27, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois and is a Major League Baseball player for the Philadelphia Phillies. He is the eighth MLB player to hit 600 home runs.
Through 2011, Thome was second among all active major leaguers in home runs (604; behind Alex Rodriguez) and RBIs (1,674; once again behind Rodriguez), and fifth in career slugging percentage (.556; behind Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun, and Ryan Howard).
Jim Thome is the Tribe's all-time leader in home runs (337), walks (1,008), and strikeouts (1,400)
On July 17, 2011, Thome hit the longest home run in Target Field for his 596th. The ball went high into the right-center-field upper deck at an estimated distance of 490 feet.
On August 15, 2011, Thome hit his 599th and 600th career home runs (in two straight at bats) off of Rick Porcello and Daniel Schlereth respectively, against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. This made him only the eighth baseball player to have achieved that feat.