Jim Thome gets highway named after him in Peoria
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Former White Sox slugger Jim Thome has had a Hall of Fame career in the MLB, but his storied legacy is about to get another chapter.
According to Tribe Vibe, Highway HJR0090 in Peoria , Ill., will be called Jim Thome Way. The renaming of this two-mile stretch of road was passed unanimously among lawmakers.
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) October 10, 2015
Thome was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 1989 and endured a 22-year career in professional baseball. He’s also hit a whopping 612 home runs in his lifetime as a pro.
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He received a statue of his iconic batting pose at Progressive Field in August 2014.
Jim Thome. Standing near a statue of him self in the place he hit home runs to in his career as a baseball player. pic.twitter.com/gB9TZlAPId
— DenverThomasPerciful (@TomPerciful86) August 11, 2015