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Jim Thome, third baseman once again

A long time ago in a place called Jacobs Field, a powerful young third baseman emerged as a fan favorite among the Indians faithful.

On Sunday, four teams and 604 home runs later, Jim Thome returned to the hot corner for the first time since 1996.

OK, it was just for one pitch. But the big fella totally could have snared a hot shot down the line if he had to.