Jim Thome honored at Saturday's Tribe game

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Cleveland - The Indians have retired Hall of Famer Jim Thome's No. 25.

Thome was honored Saturday in a ceremony before the Tribe hosted Baltimore.

He is the club's career home run leader, belting 337 of his 612 homers during two stints with the Indians, helping them rise to become one of baseball's best teams at the time.

His number will be displayed in the upper deck of Progressive Field, between fellow Hall of Famers Bob Lemon's 21 and Larry Doby's 14.

Thome was enshrined at Cooperstown last month.

Thome began with the Tribe as a third baseman in 1991.He was part of a young group of talented players who helped the Indians make the World Series in 1995 and 1997.

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