MINNEAPOLIS, June 28 – Frank Thomas hit his 500th career home run today in the first inning off of Minnesota Twins pitcher Carlos Silva. The home run was Thomas’ 13th of the season, his first year with the Toronto Blue Jays after signing a two-year deal in the off-season.
Thomas is a two-time American League MVP, who’s 38 home runs last year were somewhat of a surprise for the slugger, who had not hit more than 18 home runs in the two seasons prior.
The 500 career home run mark has been a guarantee for the Baseball Hall of Fame up to this point and it appears that Thomas will join those ranks when he decides to hang up his cleats. Thomas has a career .303 average and 2,320 hits overall.