Indians first baseman Jim Thome elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Former Cleveland Indians first baseman Jim Thome has been elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Thome played for the Indians from 1991 until 2002 and returned to the team in 2011. 

He was inducted into the Indians Hall of Fame in 2016. 

This is his first year of eligibility for the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Thome was a five-time All-Star who hit 612 home runs, eighth on the career list, over 22 seasons.

Thome had many memorable moments with the Indians, among them this record-setting blast...

Here's the emotional moment Thome found out he had been elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame:

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