Jim Thome

This Day in Sports History — August 15
1948 — Golfer Babe Didrikson Zaharias won the US Women’s Open title at the Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield, N.J. (More info.)

1950 — Ezzard Charles scored a technical knock out of Freddie Beshore in the 14th round of their fight in Buffalo, NY to retain the heavyweight…
Twins Trade Thome To Cleveland
The Twins have traded designated hitter Jim Thome to the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later. Cleveland claimed Thome off trade waivers earlier this week and worked out a deal with the Twins Thursday. Thome began his career in Cleveland and spent 12 years there setting a franchise rec…
Thome and Kubel Claimed Off Trade Waivers
Twins sluggers Jim Thome and Jason Kubel were each placed on trade waivers earlier this week and ESPN reported Wednesday that both Thome and Kubel were claimed by unidentified teams. The White Sox or Cleveland Indians are believed to be the teams that claimed Thome and the White Sox, Indians, Yanke…
Twins Beat Tigers; Thome Hits #600
The Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 9-6 Monday night and Jim Thome hit a pair of homeruns to get to 600 in his career. Thome hit a 2-run homerun to get to 599 homeruns and then in the 7th inning Thome hit his 600th homerun off lefthander Daniel Schlereth with 2 runners on. Thome had 5 RBIs on the ni…
Angels, Haren Beat Twins 7-1
The Twins lost 7-1 in Anaheim to the Angels Thursday night. Francisco Liriano threw 5 innings with 10 hits and 7 earned runs allowed to take the loss and drop to 7-9. Jim Thome hit a solo homerun, his 9th this season and #598 in his career. Dan Haren threw 8 innings with 5 hits and 1 earned run a…
Twins Beat Royals 4-3 Behind Thome
The Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Sunday afternoon to win 3 of 4 games this weekend. Jim Thome hit a 3-run homerun to break the 1-all tie. The homerun traveled 490 feet setting a new Target Field record for longest homerun. Thome's homerun is his 596th.
Mauer Likely To Return This Week
The Twins are optimistic that catcher Joe Mauer will be activated from the disabled list this week during their current homestand. Mauer has been on the disabled list since mid-April with leg weakness but has been rehabbing at Class A Fort Myers.
Bullpen Blows Another Lead In Twins Loss
The Twins lost 8-7 in 10 innings at home to Seattle Monday night. Minnesota led 7-4 in the 8th inning when a Trevor Plouffe error and struggles from Joe Nathan and Matt Capps did the Twins in. Nathan allowed 2 hits and 2 runs while retiring just 1 hitter. Capps allowed 1 earned run in 1 2/3 innin…
Twins Activate Thome and Repko; Mauer Improving
The Twins activated designated hitter Jim Thome and outfielder Jason Repko from the 15-day disabled list after Minnesota's loss at Arizona Sunday. To make room for Thome and Repko the Twins optioned outfielder Ben Revere and infielder Luke Hughes to triple-A Rochester.

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