Thome’s first pitch juuuuuust a bit outside

Jim Thome of the Cleveland Indians (L) is congratu

Former Indian Jim Thome (you know, the guy who is getting a statue this summer) was invited to throw out the first pitch for the Charlotte Knights. The Knights are the AAA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, but were the Indians’ affiliate in 1993 and ’94. Thome and Manny Ramirez were part of that ’93 team that won the International League title.

Thome never pitched in a major or minor league game. Perhaps we now know why.

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    Well no wonder, he didn’t grab his junk first…

  • humboldt

    Pretty statuesque throwing mechanics…

  • mgbode

    I expected him to be grabbing it during the pitch.