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Jim Thome knew how to go deep with baseballs and people

When Jim Thome steps to the podium in Cooperstown next month to deliver his Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech, he’ll doff his cap to his former manager and mentor, Charlie Manuel. And it wouldn’t be totally off-the-wall if he also gave a shout-out to Roy Hobbs, the fictional slugger played by Robert Redford in ...

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