First baseman Jim Thome will be honored as the 38th inductee into the Phillies Wall of Fame on Friday, August 12, prior to the 7:05 p.m. game against the Colorado Rockies at Citizens Bank Park.
In two separate stints with the Phillies (2003-05, 2012), Thome hit 101 home runs, drove in 281 runs and slugged .541 over 391 games. His 47 home runs during the 2003 season led the National League and helped him to a fourth-place finish in MVP voting. The following year, Thome was selected to his fourth career All-Star Game and became the second Phillie since 1930 to record back-to-back 40-home run seasons.
The left-handed slugger reached several career milestones while playing for the Phillies, most notably hitting his 400th career home run on June 14, 2004 at Citizens Bank Park. In 2012, Thome became the fourth player in MLB history to hit 100 home runs with three different teams, and also set an MLB record by hitting his 13th career walk-off home run.
Thome, who was selected to the Wall of Fame through fan voting on Phillies.com, played 22 major league seasons with the Phillies, Cleveland Indians (1991-2002, 2011), Chicago White Sox (2006-09), Los Angeles Dodgers (2009), Minnesota Twins (2010-11) and Baltimore Orioles (2012). His 612 career home runs rank seventh all time.
"It is extremely humbling and gratifying to be given this honor by the great fans of Philadelphia," Thome said. "I always enjoyed playing here, and to join the generations of Phillies' greats on the wall is just so special."
Former Wall of Fame inductees will attend the ceremony to honor Thome and kick off Toyota Phillies Alumni Weekend, which will run from August 12-14. As the 2016 inductee, Thome will also be honored at the annual Alumni Luncheon, to be held on Thursday, August 11 at noon in the Diamond Club. Information regarding tickets for this event will be announced at a later date.
Tickets for all three games during Toyota Phillies Alumni Weekend, including the Wall of Fame night on August 12 and Alumni Night on August 13, are currently on sale.