Jim Thome played in the major leagues from 1991 to 2012. received five All-Star nominations and a trip to the Hall of Fame for his efforts.
While Thome is best known for his time with the Cleveland Indians, he later played for several other teams, including the Chicago White Sox, in the latter half of his career. Thome and his family finally settled there, despite a few more stays before his retirement.
Nowadays, Thome divides his time between several jobs. The list includes serving as a special assistant to White Sox general manager Rick Hahn, president of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, and coaching baseball where his son Landon plays second baseman at Nazareth Academy High School Mike Clark at the Chicago Sun Times.
“I’m trying to make it easy for him, I have to say he works extremely hard. And as his father, I’m really, really proud of him. He’s a little boy who really loves the game and has been given an incredible opportunity dealing with a lot of great players.”
While he has yet to reach the slugger level his father did in MLB, Landon bats .330, with 25 RBI and eight doubles for the reigning Class 3A champion Roadrunners.
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