For the first time since his election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame last week, Jim Thome is returning to the city where he made the biggest mark of his 22-year career.
The former Indians first baseman and club's all-time home run leader will by at the Westfield Insurance Studio inside the Idea Center at Playhouse Square Thursday afternoon to be interviewed by legendary Tribe play-by-play voice Tom Hamilton. A studio audience of season ticket holders will also be in attendance, and the interview will air in a future special on SportsTime Ohio.
Thome played parts of 13 seasons in Cleveland, where he hit 337 of his 612 career home runs and helped the Indians reach two World Series. He will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this July in Cooperstown, along with Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones, and Veterans Committee selections Jack Morris and Alan Trammell.
Following the sit down, with Hammy, Thome will also be taking questions from the local media. WKYC will be at the event, and you can follow along with live updates on Twitter using the hashtag #3Indians.