Monday, May 18, 2009

2004 Topps #695 South Philly Sluggers

Current White Sox DH Jim Thome hit his 548th home run today, tying him with Mike Schmidt for 13th place on the all-time home run list.

The picture on this Topps card was taken on September 28, 2003, during the post-game closing ceremonies for Veterans Stadium. Mike Schmidt had just taken one last ceremonial run around the bases, touching home plate at The Vet for the last time. Spontaneously, Mike grabbed Jim Thome from amongst the current roster of Phillies watching from the sidelines. He brought Jim back to home plate with him and both received a standing ovation.

We were there, and we stood and cheered along with the other 60,000+ in attendance.

In other ex-Phillies news, here's hoping the Rays' Pat Burrell recovers soon from the strained neck that landed him on the 15-day DL today.

2 comments:

jim said...

Most impressive ceremony...the Phillies do it right...

Go Pat

Jim said...

I may need to re-watch the closing ceremony DVD in my spare time . . .