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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
congratulate him.

Oh well, I knew it was unreasonable to expect the Twins would make it through four games without surrendering this milestone dinger.