He is a Hall-of-Famer after all.
He also earned a Silver Slugger Award and was a five-time All-Star during his career.
But the Hall-of-Famer was lucky enough to take home yet another elite honor on Tuesday.
Each year, the Louisville Slugger Museum selects a “Living Legend.”
The award was created in 2007 to honor a person whose career in baseball and in life outside the game have taken on legendary qualities by virtue of his talents, achievements, and personal conduct.
This year, Thome was selected as the Living Legend by the Slugger Museum.
On Twitter, the Guardians congratulated their franchise legend on his honor.
Jim Thome was named the 2022 Living Legend by @SluggerMuseum.
— Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) November 15, 2022
Thome Wins Living Legend Award
Thome spent 13 years in a Guardians, “Indians” at the time, uniform.
He came up with Cleveland in 1991 and was there until 2002 before a brief stint with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Thome also spent time with the Chicago White Sox, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Minnesota Twins.
Thome was traded back to Cleveland in 2011 and retired after the 2012 season with the Phillies and Baltimore Orioles.
Over his 22-year career, Thome hit for a .276 average and popped 612 home runs.
He also amassed a total of 2,328 career hits in 8,422 at-bats and posted a career WAR of 73.1.
Now, Thome can add another elite honor to his resume.
The Guardians legend is currently an analyst with MLB Network, but his accomplishments on and off the field have never been forgotten.
His No. 25 is retired by the Guardians.