When Jim Thome blasted his 609th home run into the left field bleachers Saturday at Citizens Bank Park, it was his 13th career walk-off home run. He had been tied with five pretty fair players — Mickey Mantle, Jimmie Foxx, Babe Ruth, Stan Musial and Frank Robinson — for the major-league record at 12.
Thome's 13 walk-off homers (including links to videos for the last four) are listed below.
(We'll have another BoopStat on Jim Thome posted Monday morning.)
♦ Four of his walk-off homers have come in June.
♦ Four of the 13 have come with his team losing.
♦ How cool is it that his career 500th homer was a walk-off? Fittingly enough, it was against the Angels, whom he has gotten for four of the 13.
♦ The Angels' Troy Percival has watched Thome blast a walk-off from the mound twice.
♦ Saturday's game-winner was his first off the (Tampa Bay) Rays, although he did touch the Brewers' Ray King in June of 2001.
♦ He had five walk-off homers (of 59 total) in a season-and-a-half span covering all of 2000 and the first half of 2001.
|June 15, 1994||18||Indians||Blue Jays||Scott Brow||3- 3||13th||1||0|
|June 7, 1995||40||Indians||Tigers||Brian Maxcy||2- 2||10th||0||0|
|April 10, 1998||134||Indians||Angels||Troy Percival||5- 5||10th||2||2|
|April 16, 2000||201||Indians||Rangers||John Wetteland||1- 1||9th||1||0|
|Aug. 4, 2000||225||Indians||Angels||Troy Percival||9-10||9th||1||1|
|April 21, 2001||235||Indians||Tigers||Todd Jones||3- 4||11th||1||1|
|June 13, 2001||251||Indians||Brewers||Ray King||2- 2||10th||1||2|
|July 7, 2001||259||Indians||Cardinals||Dave Veres||6- 6||10th||0||0|
|July 28, 2002||313||Indians||Tigers||Juan Acevedo||5- 6||9th||1||3|
|Sept. 16, 2007||500||White Sox||Angels||Dustin Moseley||7- 7||9th||0||1|
|Sept. 6, 2008||537||White Sox||Angels||Justin Speier||6- 6||15th||1||0|
|Aug. 17, 2010||581||Twins||White Sox||Matt Thornton||5- 6||10th||0||1|
|June 23, 2012||609||Phillies||Rays||Jake McGee||6- 6||9th||0||0|