Jim Thome Profile
Jim Thome is an American Analyst and former professional baseball designated hitter and corner infielder working at MLB Network serving as an analyst. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1991 to 2012 for six different teams.
Jim Thome Education
Thome went to Limestone High School where he attained his High School Diploma and all-state honors in basketball. He later joined Illinois Central College where he attained his Bachelor’s Degree and continued his basketball and baseball career.
Jim Thome Career
Thome serves as an analyst at MLB Tonight which is aired on MLB Network. During his career as a baseball player, he accumulated 612 home runs, 1,699 RBI, and 2,328 hits. From 2003 to 2005 and 2012, he played for Philadelphia Phillies where he hit 47 home runs in his first season with the team. In the years 1991, 2002, and 2011, he played for the Cleveland Indians where he hit 106 RBI, 269, and 106 RBI in the 2000 season in 158 games.
Thome also played for the Chicago White Sox from 2006 to 2009 where he hit .249 with 74 RBI and 23 home runs in 107 games during Chicago’s 2009 season. After leaving the Chicago White Sox, he joined the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 31, 2009, where he hit .235 with 3 RBI in 17 games. From 2010 to 2011, he played for Minnesota Twins where he hit his 600th and 599th career home runs on July 17, 2011.
From 2010 to 2011, he played for the Minnesota Twins and later played for the Baltimore Orioles in 2012. Prior to him playing baseball, he played basketball and was the only white kid playing in his town. He has also won awards and recognitions including the 1996 Silver Slugger Award winner and was inducted into the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame and the Indians Hall of Fame. In 2002, he received the Roberto Clemente Award for his philanthropic efforts and the 2004 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award.
In 2004, he was honored Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award as well as the 2006 Comeback Player of the Year Award. He is also a special assistant to general manager and senior vice president Rick Hahn at the Chicago White Sox.
Jim Thome Age
Thome was born on August 27, 1970, in Peoria, Illinois, U.S. He is therefore 53 years old as of 2023 and celebrates his birthday every year on August 27.
Jim Thome Height
Thome stand at an approximate height of 6 feet 2 inches.
Jim Thome Family
Thome was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois by Chuck Thome Jr., and Joyce Thome. Growing up, he was raised alongside his 4 siblings named Chuck III, Kari, Jenny Ellis, and Randy. In addition to that, most of his relatives were active sports players. For instance, his father played slow-pitch softball and also worked for Caterpillar where he built bulldozers.
In addition to that, his aunt Caroline Thome Hart used to play softball and is also inducted into the Women’s Softball Hall of Fame. His older brothers, Randy and Chuck III went to Limestone High School where they played baseball.
Jim Thome Wife
Thome has been happily married to Andrea since 1998. The couple is also proud to be parents to their two kids, Landn Thome and Lila Grace Thome. Moreover, Jim also has 10 nephews and nieces. In addition to that, Jim and Andrea donated $100,000 to the affected families and people in Washington, Illinois after the November 17, 2013, tornado outbreak. The couple have also been members and huge supporters of Children’s Home + Aid for several years now.
Jim Thome Salary
Being one of the top Analysts and former professional baseball designated hitters and corner infielder for MLB Network, Thome earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Jim Thome Net Worth
Thome has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an Analyst and former professional baseball designated hitter and corner infielder.
Jim Thome White Sox
Thome played for the White Sox from 2006 to 2009. In April 2006, he set the most home runs record in that month and passed Frank Thomas’s record by one. In the 2006 season, he hit .288, drove in 109 runs, and hit 42 home runs. He also hit .249 with 74 RBI and 23 home runs in 107 games during Chicago’s 2009 season. In 2012, Thome retired from baseball and started serving as a special assistant to Rick Hahn at the Chicago White Sox staff.
Jim Thome Steroids
Thome is one of the very few athletes and sportsmen who have never been accused of using steroids and drugs. Due to this good reputation, he has received a ton of awards and honors including being inducted into the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame and the Indians Hall of Fame.
Where does Jim Thome Live now?
Thome resides in LaGrange Park, Illinois alongside his wife, Andrea, and two children, Lila Grace and Landon Thome.
Jim Thome Son Baseball
Thome’s son, Landon Thome is taking after his father’s footsteps and is very passionate about playing baseball. He is a student at Nazareth Academy High School in LaGrange Park, Illinois where he is also on the school’s baseball team. Jim also takes his free time to coach Landon and help him figure it all out.
Jim Thome MLB Network
Thome is working at MLB Network where he works alongside other famous MLB Network anchors and reporters including;
- Jon Heyman
- Brian Kenny
- Al Leiter
- Mike Lowell
- Keiana Martin
- Pedro Martinez
- Bo Porter
- Albert Pujols
- Harold Reynolds
- Bill Ripken
- Alanna Rizzo
- Christopher Russo
- Siera Santos
- Xavier Scruggs
- Lauren Shehadi