Jul 18, 2011, 12:42 PM EST
As far as former Phillies goes, Jim Thome has to be near the top of the list of guys-I-always-really-liked-and-still-really-like-despite-him-playing-elsewhere. So I’m happy to see the slugger approaching 600 career home runs and doing it in style.
Thome hit number 596 on Sunday and it’s safe to say he killed that baseball. The broadcast says it traveled a remarkable 490 feet, way up into the upper deck of Target Field.
In a fun piece of television, they went up to the fans in the upper deck during the game to talk to the fans who almost caught the ball.
Also, this GIF is simply fantastic. Watch the on-deck circle’s reaction.
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