Jim Thome confirmed why he was a designated hitter for the majority of his major league career when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights on Friday.
Thome played for eight teams, was a five-time All Star, collected 2,328 hits and hit 612 home runs during his illustrious 22-year career, but there’s a reason he didn’t pitch.
The 43-year-old just missed the outside corner — by a few feet — as he airmailed his first pitch on Opening Day for the Chicago White Sox’s Triple-A affiliate.
Check out Thome’s poor toss in the video below.
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