Jim Thome vs. Harmon Killebrew

Jim Thome vs. Harmon Killebrew

Jim Thome is ranked # 8 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 1954-1975
Seasons Omitted (1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1968, 1973, 1974, 1975)
Jim Thome 1991-2012
Seasons 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 # 84

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Player Year Age Runs H.R. 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 52 118 304 445 337 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
Thome 1971 35 61 28 119 254 386 464 4.340
Killebrew 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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