MLB.com reports that the statue will be in the same area where his 511-foot home run landed on July 3, 1999, which is the longest home run in the history of the ballpark.
Former Twins slugger Jim Thome traded to Orioles
Former Twins star Jim Thome has yet another new home. Thome, who was traded by the Twins to the Cleveland Indians about a year ago before ending up with Philadelphia, was traded by the Phillies Saturday to the Baltimore Orioles for two minor leaguers. The slugger is tied for seventh on the all-time home run list with Sammy Sosa with 609 homers.