Indians to unveil statue of Jim Thome at Progressive Field

Indians to unveil statue of Jim Thome at Progressive Field
January 25, 2014, 9:00 pm
CSN Staff

Jim Thome is currently working as part of the White Sox front office, but he'll be in Cleveland forever.

The Indians announced that they will unveil a statue of Thome this summer at Progressive Field.

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Thome spent the first 12 seasons of his baseball career with the Indians from 1991 to 2002 (plus 22 games in 2011). He played 1,399 games with the Tribe, turning in a huge .980 OPS and 337 home runs, the franchise record. While in Cleveland, Thome was a three-time All Star and twice finished in the top 10 in MVP voting. He made six playoff appearances with the Indians, including a trip to the 1997 World Series.

That was before heading to an AL Central foe in Chicago, where he bashed 134 homers in four seasons on the South Side.