Yearbook, Aug. 15: Jim Thome hits No. 600

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Aug. 15, 2011: On this day a year ago, Jim Thome smashed home run No. 600. This put the reliable slugger -- he of stints with the Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins at the time -- next to Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Alex Rodriguez, Ken Griffey Jr. and Sammy Sosa as the only hitters ever to club 600.