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Jim Thome hit a two-run walk-off homer off of Dustin Moseley for his 500th career home run. (Jerry Lai/AP)
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Thome's walk-off marks No. 500

With one swing of the bat in the ninth inning on Sept. 16, 2007, Jim Thome launched his 500th career home run, also serving as a walk-off shot to culminate the White Sox seven-run comeback to beat the Angels.   Full story >
Fan returns milestone ball
Will Stewart, who was visiting from Texas, returned Jim Thome's 500th home run baseball. Full story >
500 doesn't define Thome
There's more to Jim Thome than meets the eye. His career isn't just about numbers. Full story >
A plan for the ball
Now that Jim Thome has the baseball from his 500th homer, he has an idea what he'll do with it. Full story >

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Rank - PlayerHRsYears
1. Barry Bonds76223
2. Hank Aaron75522
3. Babe Ruth71422
4. Willie Mays66022
5. Sammy Sosa60818
6. Ken Griffey Jr.59319
7. Frank Robinson58621
8. Mark McGwire58316
Rank - PlayerHRsYears
9. Harmon Killebrew57322
10. Rafael Palmeiro56920
11. Reggie Jackson56321
12. Mike Schmidt54818
13. Mickey Mantle53618
14. Jimmie Foxx53420
15. Willie McCovey52122
16. Ted Williams52119
Rank - PlayerHRsYears
17. Alex Rodriguez51614
18. Eddie Mathews51217
19. Ernie Banks51219
20. Mel Ott51122
21. Frank Thomas50918
22. Eddie Murray50421
23. Jim Thome50017

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