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Jim Thome 600 Home Runs: Why He's Not a Slam Dunk Hall of Famer

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Jim Thome 600 Home Runs: Why He's Not a Slam Dunk Hall of Famer
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As Jim Thome trots around the bases for his 600th home run, its time to look at his Hall of Fame candidacy.

Jim Thome blasted career home runs Nos. 599 and 600 on Monday, becoming only the eighth player in MLB history to reach the 600-homer mark.

Joining such an exclusive club would seem to book a player an automatic ticket to Cooperstown.

But Thome is no slam dunk for the Hall of Fame. Read on for the pros and cons of Thome's Cooperstown credentials.

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