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ondafarm
06-29-2006, 04:43 PM
Thome is currently on a pace (25 HR in 78 games played) to break Albert Belle's single season White Sox team home run record of 49. At this pace he'll hit 52. Do you think he'll make it?

palehozenychicty
06-29-2006, 04:44 PM
Well, the interleague play is over this weekend until October, therefore he'll shatter it!

JohnBasedowYoda
06-29-2006, 04:47 PM
what's the strikeout record?

Frater Perdurabo
06-29-2006, 04:57 PM
I think he will set the team strikeout and HR records. As long as he doesn't set a new GIDP record, I'm cool with it.:tongue:

slobes
06-29-2006, 05:00 PM
Since interleague play is pretty much over, I'm gonna say that he hopefully avoids injury and can play almost every day the rest of the year.
In other words, yes.

ondafarm
06-29-2006, 05:03 PM
what's the strikeout record?

The White Sox team strikeout record for a single season is 175 by Dave Nicholson in 1963. Nellie Fox has the fewest with 11 in 1958.

Thome is currently on pace for (78 in 78 games) which pencils out at 162 in 162 games. If my math is correct there.

santo=dorf
06-29-2006, 05:09 PM
I said back in the offseason he'd hit more than 50 homers this year, and I'm sticking to it.

I can't believe some posters only had Thome penciled for 30-35 homers. :o:

Frater Perdurabo
06-29-2006, 05:20 PM
The White Sox team strikeout record for a single season is 175 by Dave Nicholson in 1963. Nellie Fox has the fewest with 11 in 1958.

Thome is currently on pace for (78 in 78 games) which pencils out at 162 in 162 games. If my math is correct there.

Yes, but given that Thome has missed a couple of games, he cannot possibly play 162 games this regular season. That screws up the math entirely!
:o: :tongue: :redneck :rolleyes: :wink: :D: :)

Tokes
06-29-2006, 05:32 PM
where is the "it's going to be really close" choice?

QCIASOXFAN
06-29-2006, 05:35 PM
I said back in the offseason he'd hit more than 50 homers this year, and I'm sticking to it.

I can't believe some posters only had Thome penciled for 30-35 homers. :o: I'm with you on that, I also put more than 50. I think some people didn't think he would be healthy the entire season and that is part of why that put 30-35.

ondafarm
06-29-2006, 05:40 PM
Yes, but given that Thome has missed a couple of games, he cannot possibly play 162 games this regular season. That screws up the math entirely!
:o: :tongue: :redneck :rolleyes: :wink: :D: :)

He's actually only played in 73 but the team has played 78.

ondafarm
06-29-2006, 05:42 PM
where is the "it's going to be really close" choice?

See the "No, (way to jinx it ODF.)" choice.

Mercy!
06-29-2006, 05:42 PM
I voted "yes" simply because I don't have fond memories of Joey - before, during or after his years with the Sox.

Anyway, set the record or not, it would be a gas to see Thome get hot again with those home runs. That is some fun to watch.

slobes
06-29-2006, 05:57 PM
Yes, but given that Thome has missed a couple of games, he cannot possibly play 162 games this regular season. That screws up the math entirely!
:o: :tongue: :redneck :rolleyes: :wink: :D: :)

The only problem I have with your post is you didn't use enough smilies.

Tokes
06-29-2006, 06:05 PM
See the "No, (way to jinx it ODF.)" choice.

I didn't want to say know though, I am looking for an I don't know but I'm leaning towards yes choice.

greygoose
06-29-2006, 07:00 PM
I wish that he would stop striking out all of the time....

TheVulture
06-29-2006, 08:02 PM
The White Sox team strikeout record for a single season is 175 by Dave Nicholson in 1963. Nellie Fox has the fewest with 11 in 1958.



Eddie Collins struck out 8 times in 589 plate appearances for the Sox in 1923. Don't know if its the record or not, though.

buehrle4cy05
06-29-2006, 08:55 PM
I thought this thread was for breaking 73 HR. Oops.:redface:

ondafarm
06-30-2006, 12:33 AM
Eddie Collins struck out 8 times in 589 plate appearances for the Sox in 1923. Don't know if its the record or not, though.

This:

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/cws/history/season_records.jsp

is the page I used for determining it.

I don't know why Eddie Collins' isn't the official record.

gbergman
06-30-2006, 04:02 AM
If thome hits 44 he owns the single season DH HR record beating the Blow Sox Big Mama

ondafarm
06-30-2006, 12:27 PM
I think Thome should be playing more at first against the Flubs, I'm sure he's more familiar from his Phillies time than PK.

rdwj
06-30-2006, 12:46 PM
I'd like to see it. Any time Belle's name can be replaced in our books, I'm all for it.

WSDaytonOH
06-30-2006, 02:14 PM
I feel he'll make it past 40...50 is pushing it.

Checking the other records, Consecutive wins by a pitcher hasn't been updated. LET'S GO MLB!!!!!!!

gowhitesox
06-30-2006, 06:21 PM
At the pace he is going, he'll do it. I look for him to hit 52 or so, maybe more!

Mercy!
06-30-2006, 08:24 PM
I think Thome should be playing more at first against the Flubs, I'm sure he's more familiar from his Phillies time than PK. Not like he's as fragile as fine crystal or anything, but you gotta figure Guillen and KW are concerned about possible injury to Thome after last year. Ozzie's line earlier in the season was something to the effect of "no way" did he want Thome to play first base any more than absolutely necessary.

gowhitesox
07-01-2006, 03:56 PM
I have to agree with Mercy on this one. Ozzie don't want to take a chance on injury to Thome. If he would get hurt we'd be in trouble.

Thome25
07-02-2006, 07:01 AM
I feel he'll make it past 40...50 is pushing it.

Checking the other records, Consecutive wins by a pitcher hasn't been updated. LET'S GO MLB!!!!!!!


All thome has to do is hit 15 homers for the remaining 3 months of the season to go past 40 HR this year.

Anyone else think he's gonna hit more than 5 homers a month the rest of the way?

Frontman
07-02-2006, 08:04 AM
I thought this thread was for breaking 73 HR. Oops.:redface:

Does he look like he has an extra forehead to you?

:thome: "Aw come on fellas, you know I wouldn't do stuff like that. Totally against my nature to cheat to win. I mean, I apologized to each of the Cubs players in person yesterday after hitting my 25th! I even went and helped the groundscrew clean up the garbage the Cubs fans threw after AJ hit his home run. I even offered to buy Dusty a new box of toothpicks, but I couldn't understand what he was saying."

He's got a good chance of getting to 50. All-star break is next week, we haven't reached the half way point yet, he's at 25 now. If he stays healthy, gets good pitches, and honestly keep striking out now and then, pitchers won't be intentionally walking him.

Front

ondafarm
07-03-2006, 11:48 AM
Thome seems well on track to break it.