Quietly, the Twins' Jim Thome raches underappreciated milestone.
by Charlie Miller
When I was a kid in the 1970s, I knew three home run numbers: 755, 714, 660. Those were the totals from Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth and Willie Mays. I didn’t know who was fourth. I knew fourth place had fewer than 600 home runs. And I thought 600 was almost as magical as 700.
Ah, those were the days. Now everyone it seems has 600 homers.
Good thing that it only seems that way and it’s not reality.