Baseballs Greatest Hitters of All Time

Jim Thome vs. Harmon Killebrew

Jim Thome is ranked  # 7 on the career home run list with a total of 612 lifetime home runs, Harmon Killebrew is ranked #11 with 573 round trippers. This is a very interesting comparison of two of the greatest sluggers in the history of the game who played in two very different era's. We feel baseball holds the career of  Killebrew in a much higher regard even though they are both are equally great power hitters. Playing in the steroid era has diminished the way his statistical accomplishments are viewed and we feel Jim Thome is one of the most under-rated players of his era as well as in baseball history.
Harmon Killebrew 1954-!975 Seasons Omitted (1954,1955,1956,1957,1958,1968,1973,19741975)
Jim Thome             1991-2012Seasons Omitted (1991,1992,1993, 1994,2005,2009,2010,2011, 2012)
In 13 Head to Head Season Comparisons Jim Thome-10   Harmon Killebrew 3
Our Career Rank : Jim Thome #51   Harmon Killebrew # 82

Player
Year
Age
Runs
HR
RBI's
Avg.
OB%
Slg%
Points
Edge
Killebrew
1959
23
 98
42
105
242
354
516
4.399

Thome
1995
24
 92
25
 73
314
438
558
4.525
Thome











Killebrew
1960
24
 84
31
 80
276
375
534
4.411

Thome
1996
25
122
38
116
311
450
612
4.687
Thome











Killebrew
1961
25
 94
46
122
288
405
606
4.607
Killebrew
Thome
1997
26
104
40
102
286
423
579
4.574












Killebrew
1962
26
 85
48
126
243
366
545
4.461

Thome
1998
27
 89
30
 85
293
413
584
4.524
Thome











Killebrew
1963
27
 88
45
 96
258
349
555
4.436

Thome
1999
28
101
33
108
277
426
549
4.527
Thome











Killebrew
1964
28
 95
49
111
270
377
548
4.499
Killebrew
Thome
2000
29
106
37
106
269
398
531
4.484












Killebrew
1965
29
 78
25
75
269
384
501
4.357

Thome
2001
30
101
49
124
291
416
624
4.654
Thome











Killebrew
1966
30
 89
39
110
281
391
538
4.487

Thome
2002
31
101
52
118
304
445
677
4.749
Thome











Killebrew
1967
31
105
44
113
269
408
558
4.541

Thome
2003
32
111
47
131
266
385
573
4.560
Thome











Killebrew
1969
33
106
49
140
276
427
584
4.631
Killebrew
Thome
2004
33
 97
42
105
274
396
581
4.537












Killebrew
1970
34
 96
41
113
271
411
546
4.519

Thome
2006
35
108
42
109
288
416
598
4.603
Thome











Killebrew
1971
35
 61
28
119
254
386
464
4.340

Thome
2007
36
 79
35
 96
275
410
563
4.493
Thome











Killebrew
1972
36
 53
26
 74
231
367
450
4.227

Thome
2008
37
 93
34
 90
245
362
503
4.361
Thome











Thome
2009
38
 55
23
 77
249
366
481
4.274






 
















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