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The Saturday Baseball Quiz Answer

The Saturday Baseball Quiz Answer

The Saturday Baseball Quiz Answer

(We post a baseball trivia question every Saturday, just for fun. On Sunday, we publish the answer with charts and commentary. Pass along your questions, thoughts and ideas to


Which member of the 600-home run club hit his 300th, 400th, 500th and 600th HRs for different teams?


Jim Thome.

 No.  Date  Team  Opponent  Pitcher
 100   May 14, 1997  Indians  at Rangers    Bobby Witt
 200  April 15, 2000  Indians  Rangers  Mark Clark
 300  June 5, 2002  Indians  at Twins  Eric Milton
 400  June 14, 2004  Phillies  Reds  Jose Acevedo
 500  Sept. 16, 2007   White Sox   Angels  Dustin Moseley
 600  Aug. 15, 2011  Twins  at Tigers  Daniel Schlereth 


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