Jim Thome stories in the SI Vault

The Pride Of Peoria By Michael Bamberger, July 13, 1998 Cleveland slugger Jim Thome is an All-Star starter and maybe -- just maybe -- the best player in his baseball-rich family.

Hot Commodity By Stephen Cannella, July 29, 2002 Though he's coveted by contenders, Jim Thome's heart is still in Cleveland.

Meanwhile, Back In Philly ... By Albert Chen, July 12, 2004 Slugger Jim Thome is helping fans forget about Scott Rolen.

Q&A: Jim Thome By Michael Farber, April 11, 2005 The Phillies slugger on his idols growing up, steroides and the death of his mother.

First Priority By Albert Chen, August 1, 2005 Injured Jim Thome's extended absence opened the door for rookie slugger Ryan Howard. Will the Phils keep both?

Not So Fast By Tom Verducci, September 18, 2007 Milestone home run isn't enough to put Jim Thome in Hall of Fame.

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