I’m surprised no one mentioned this during yesterday’s recap on MLB Network. When Jim Thome hit his career 570 homerun in the 9th inning of yesterday’s Twins/Phillies game, he became the 12th active, 33rd overall player to hit a homerun against all 30 clubs. A month ago, I posted an entry about which active players have hit home runs against all 30 clubs. It’s almost been exactly a month since Vladimir Guerrero became the 11th active. There was a ton of hoopla over Vladdy joining the list. Yet, there was ONE line about Thome.
I thought this was interesting because Thome is 2nd in active home run leaders. A-Rod is first.