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Flashback: Jim Thome’s White Sox years

With the slugger entering the Hall of Fame today, it’s a fitting time to click back and re-watch some all-time highlights

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Mr. Incredible: The peak of Thome’s Sox tenure, watching his mammoth solo shot in the 2008 Blackout Game. A.J. approves.
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Brett Ballantini started at South Side Sox in 2018 after 20 years of writing on basketball, baseball and hockey, including time on the Blackhawks and White Sox beats. Follow him on Twitter @BrettBallantini and email your site feedback to

Although Jim Thome is not being enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame today as a member of the Chicago White Sox, he had several highlight moments and milestones as a South Sider. In honor of his service on this special day for the Thomes, here’s a glimpse back at some of those moments.

And for those of you who like to not only watch but read, have a look at our take on the most amazing moment of Thome’s White Sox career, the Blackout Game.

First White Sox homer

Homer No. 40, 2006

Number 500

Two-homer game at Kansas City (No. 501 and 502), 2007

An ... interesting 2008 White Sox radio ad

Regular season 2008 homer, with DJ stealing the call

Blackout Game

2009 Opening Day homer

White Sox highlights mashup