(Cleveland) - Cleveland Indians great Jim Thome sat down with Tribe play-by-play man Tom Hamilton and select season ticket holders at Playhouse Square for a discussion Friday, a little more than a week after being voted in to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
Thome addressed a variety of topics including his upcoming enshrinement on the first ballot, the Tribe's lethal offensive teams of the 1990's, the pain he still feels following the loss of the 1997 World Series to the Florida Marlins and former teammates such as shortstop Omar Vizquel who Thome says should also be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Thome said he never regretted leaving the Indians following the 2002 season for the Philadelphia Phillies. Thome also spent the tail end of his career with the White Sox, Dodgers, Twins and the Indians before hanging them up. He was a career .276 hitter with 612 home runs and 1,699 RBI.
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