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Saturday, January 14, 2006
Thome Returning to Old Form
New Chicago White Sox 1B Jim Thome will report to spring training in his best physical condition since 2003, the year BEFORE he played with a chronically injured thumb all season and still batted .274 with 105 RBI and 43 HR in only 508 ABs.
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