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Indians to unveil Jim Thome statue

Updated: January 25, 2014, 8:39 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- When Jim Thome first started pointing his bat toward the pitcher, he never imagined that subtle movement would one day become immortalized.

The Indians announced Saturday that they will unveil a statue of Thome at Progressive Field on Aug. 2. Cleveland's career leader in home runs will be forever honored with the statue, which depicts him standing in the batter's box and directing his bat toward the mound. Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller is the only other Cleveland player to ...

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