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Jim Thome says he may not retire after 2012

By C. Trent Rosecrans | Blogger

Jim Thome

Many have assumed this is Jim Thome's last season -- just as it was assumed he'd hang it up after getting 600 career home runs last season. Thome's hot June, though, has the 41-year-old rethinking things.

"It showed me that I can still play," Thome said on the team's pregame show (via CSNPhilly.com). "And to be honest, it really questions whether or not this will be my last year, to be dead honest."

This month, he's hitting .317/.391/.732 with five home runs in 14 games and 46 plate appearances. Saturday he hit a walk-off homer, his first hit as a pinch-hitter this season, that gave him 13 walk-offs for his career and 609 total.

Thome signed a one-year, $1.25 million deal with the Phillies this offseason.

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