Thome, Target Field get SI cover treatment

Posted: September 20, 2010, 10:40 p.m. CT

Sports fans around the nation are getting their first glimpse of this week’s cover of Sports Illustrated. Twins fans, however, have seen it for five months …


If the image looks familiar, let’s go back to the very first issue of SI, featuring another thick-wristed Midwestern slugger with a picture-perfect left-handed swing:


The Braves’ Eddie Matthews on the cover of the first SI … not bad company for the big fella.