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Leaderboarding: Jim Thome's career numbers

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Jim Thome got his Indians statue Saturday.
Jim Thome got his Indians statue Saturday. (USATSI)

Related: Jim Thome officially retires in Cleveland

With the news that Jim Thome officially retired from baseball Saturday -- though he hadn't played since 2012 -- I figured it would be a nice time to work up a quick Leaderboarding edition, to honor Thome's excellent career.

So let's do it, from the obvious to the obscure, here are a few Thome-flavored leaderboards.

[NOTE: Remember to freak out and scream about which guys below don't count]

Career home runs

1. Barry Bonds, 762
2. Hank Aaron, 755
3. Babe Ruth, 714
4. Willie Mays, 660
5. Alex Rodriguez, 654
6. Ken Griffey Jr., 630
7. Jim Thome, 612
8. Sammy Sosa, 609
9. Frank Robinson, 586
10. Mark McGwire, 583

Career bases on balls

1. Barry Bonds, 2558
2. Rickey Henderson, 2190
3. Babe Ruth, 2062
4. Ted Williams, 2021
5. Joe Morgan, 1865
6. Carl Yastrzemski, 1845
7. Jim Thome, 1747
8. Mickey Mantle, 1733
9. Mel Ott, 1708
10. Frank Thomas, 1667

More than 1500 walks, RBI and runs scored

Barry Bonds, 2558 BB, 1996 RBI, 2227 R
Babe Ruth, 2062 BB, 2214 RBI, 2174 R
Jim Thome, 1747 BB, 1699 RBI, 1583 R
Mike Schmidt, 1507 BB, 1595 RBI, 1506 R
Mickey Mantle, 1733 BB, 1509 RBI, 1676 R
Ted Williams, 2021 BB, 1839 RBI, 1798 R
Mel Ott, 1708 BB, 1860 RBI, 1859 R
Lou Gehrig, 1508 BB, 1995 RBI, 1888 R
Stan Musial, 1599 BB, 1951 RBI, 1949 R
Chipper Jones, 1512 BB, 1623 RBI, 1619 R
Carl Yastrzemski, 1845 BB, 1844 RBI, 1816 R

At least 500 home runs, at least .400 on-base percentage

Barry Bonds, 762 HR, .444 OBP
Babe Ruth, 714 HR, .474 OBP
Jim Thome, 612 HR, .402 OBP
Manny Ramirez, 555 HR, .411 OBP
Mickey Mantle, 536 HR, .421 OBP
Jimmie Foxx, 534 HR, .428 OBP
Frank Thomas, 521 HR, .419 OBP
Ted Williams, 521 HR, .482 OBP
Albert Pujols, 512 HR, .405 OBP
Mel Ott, 511 HR, .414 OBP

Seasons with at least 40 homers and an on-base percentage of over .400

1. Babe Ruth, 11
2. Barry Bonds, 8
3. Albert Pujols, 6
4. Jimmie Foxx, 5
4. Lou Gehrig, 5
6. Jim Thome, 4
6. Frank Thomas, 4
6. Harmon Killebrew, 4
6. Ralph Kiner, 4

Percentage of fly balls that resulted in home runs, career

1. Jim Thome, 27.8%
2. Ryan Howard, 26.7%
3. Barry Bonds, 25.1%
4. Giancarlo Stanton, 24.5%
5. Sammy Sosa, 23%
6. Tony Clark, 22.6%
7. Juan Francisco, 22.4%
8. Chris Davis, 22.4%
9. Wily Mo Pena, 22.3%
10. Richie Sexson, 22.1%
10. Adam Dunn, 22.1%

Seasons with at least 40 homers, 100 RBI and 100 runs

1. Babe Ruth, 11
2. Alex Rodriguez, 8
3. Barry Bonds, 7
4. Albert Pujols, 6
4. Ken Griffey Jr., 6
4. Willie Mays, 6
7. Jim Thome, 5
7. Sammy Sosa, 5
7. Hank Aaron, 5
7. Ralph Kiner, 5
7. Jimmie Foxx, 5
7. Lou Gehrig, 5

Kudos on a very powerful and patient career, Mr. Thome.

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