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Minnesota Twins’ Jim Thome Reaches 600-Homer Milestone

Minnesota Twins slugger, Jim Thome, reached a baseball milestone on Monday (August 15), when he became just the eighth player in MLB history to reach 600 homers. During a game against the Detroit Tigers, the 40-year-old first baseman smacked one out of the park in just two innings, following #599 a inning before to help his team beat the Tigers 9-6. On the heels of Derek Jeter reaching 3,000 hits, Thome is the latest to reach an iconic milestone. Like Jeter, Thome has navigated his way through The Steroid Era and The Testing Era with a princely reputation — beloved by fans and respected by opponents…