Jim Thome's 500th home run reads like something out of Hollywood. On the day White Sox fans received his bobblehead doll, in the ninth inning of the final game of a home stand, on a full count, Thome hit one deep—to win the game over the Angels 9-7. It's the first time a 500th homer was also a walk-off, reports the Chicago Tribune.
Thome's family and friends poured onto the field to celebrate, and teammates hoisted the 250-lb designated hitter onto their shoulders for a victory lap. Sox manager Ozzie Guillen waxed poetic, saying of Thome that "Good things happen to good people."