DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 15: DH, Jim Thome #25 of the Minnesota Twins is congratulated by teammates at home plate after hitting his second home run of the game in the seventh inning and his 600th career home run making him only the eighth player in Major League Baseball history to achieve that milestone during a MLB game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on August 15, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
Twins slugger Jim Thome crushes his second homer of the game to become the eighth player in history to reach 600 homers. Thome is the first player to hit career home runs No. 599 and 600 in consecutive at-bats.
Give him some love
Jim Thome is greeted by teammates as the visiting crowd gives him a standing ovation after hitting his historic blast.
Hugs all around
A popular player throughout his 21-year career, Jim Thome receives a hero's welcome by teammates after making history.
Jim Thome makes his 600th home run trip around the bases. Thome hit at least 40 homers six times during his consistent career.
Dream come true
'You dream about it but when it finally happens it's kind of surreal. It's a neat thing, it really is,' Jim Thome says after reaching the 600 milestone.
You did it!
Jim Thome reaches 600 homers in typical Thome style, hitting the historic blast to left field with his signature opposite-field stroke.