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Thome doesn't disappoint

On a night when Ken Griffey Jr. and Jim Thome could've made home run history together only the latter did so.

Originally Published: June 14, 2004
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- It looked like the perfect script -- until the lineup cards went up.

It looked like the perfect script -- till the weather front from hell showed up.

On one side of the field Monday at Citizens Bank Park, you had a man with 499 home runs (Junior Griffey, ladies and gentlemen).

On the other side of the field, you had a man with 399 home runs (Mr. James Thome, friends and neighbors).

And through a fascinating, almost spooky quirk of meteorological fate, ...

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