Thome and Schmidt Rolling 7s

We really wish Jim Thome, dealt Saturday to Baltimore for two minor leaguers, had stuck around with the Phillies long enough to launch one more moonshot.

Not so much because we like seeing baseballs land in a different area code than where they originate, but because we really wanted to see him pass Sammy Sosa and move into seventh place by himself on the all-time home run list.

That would have mirrored nicely with former Phil thirdbaseman Mike Schmidt, who retired in 1989 in seventh place on the all-time home run list.

Here are those lists at each of those moments in time:

Through May 29, 1989           Through June 30, 2012
Rk. Player HR   Rk. Player HR
1. Hank Aaron 755   1. Barry Bonds 762
2. Babe Ruth 714   2. Hank Aaron 755
3. Willie Mays 660   3. Babe Ruth 714
4. Frank Robinson 586   4. Willie Mays 660
5. Harmon Killebrew 573   5. Alex Rodriguez 642
6. Reggie Jackson 563   6. Ken Griffey Jr. 630
7. Mike Schmidt 548 7. Jim Thome 609
8. Mickey Mantle 536   7. Sammy Sosa 609