There were tons of people across the baseball world congratulating Jim Thome on his election to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday night.
But Michael Cuddyer's story on Twitter was definitely one of the coolest.
Cuddyer and Thome played together with the Minnesota Twins the season after Thome's White Sox tenure came to an end. As Cuddyer tells it, in the middle of an August 2010 game against the Cleveland Indians, Thome leaned over and asked if standing on the field was what Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig felt like back in the day — only to hit a two-run homer shortly thereafter. The two-run shot was actually the start of a five-run inning that erased the Indians' four-run lead and sent the Twins to a 5-4 win.
That's a fun moment right there, but Cuddyer goes on to explain that after the game, Thome left a signed bat on Cuddyer's chair with the inscription: "It must have been what Ruth and Gehrig felt like! Thanks for keeping old-school alive. HR #578."
That's just awesome.
Thome has a reputation for being as good a guy as he was a player, and stuff like this shows it.