Thomas hits 500th HR
Posted at 12:28 PM on June 28, 2007 by Bill Wareham
This just came over while I was enjoying my lunch:
Thomas hits 500th career home run
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Frank Thomas hit his 500th home run Thursday,
joining one of baseball's most elite clubs.
The Toronto slugger became the 21st major leaguer to reach the
career mark, a milestone that has always meant an eventual spot in
the Hall of Fame.
Thomas hit a three-run shot in the first inning, connecting
against Minnesota's Carlos Silva and sending a 1-2 pitch an
estimated 396 feet into the left-field stands.
The Metrodome crowd responded with a standing ovation for the
two-time AL MVP. Thomas, as is his way, kept his head down as he
rounded the bases. Toronto players spilled out of the dugout to
Oh well, I knew it was unreasonable to expect the Twins would make it through four games without surrendering this milestone dinger.