The Chicago Blackhawks will honor White Sox legend Jim Thome prior to the game on Monday, March 18 as the team takes on the Vancouver Canucks at 7:30 p.m. at the United Center. The ceremony will celebrate Thome, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in July 2018, as the city of Chicago looks forward to the upcoming spring training season.
Thome, a native of Peoria, Illinois, played 22 major-league seasons with Cleveland (1991-2002, 2011), Philadelphia (2003-05, 2012), the White Sox (2006-09), Los Angeles-NL (2009), Minnesota (2010-11) and Baltimore (2012), hitting .276 (2,328-8,422) with 451 doubles, 26 triples, 612 home runs, 1,699 RBI, 1,583 runs scored, 1,747 walks, a .402 on-base percentage and .554 slugging percentage in 2,543 career games. Thome's 612 homers are the fourth-highest total in major-league history by a left-handed hitter, trailing only Barry Bonds (762), Babe Ruth (714) and Ken Griffey Jr. (630).
Fans interested in attending the game on March 18 can purchase tickets on chicagoblackhawks.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.