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QUESTION: Jim Thome is the third first baseman to achieve election to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Who were the other two?


ANSWER: Thome, who hit 612 home runs with 1,699 RBIs and a .402 on-base percentage, follows Giants great Willie McCovey (1986) and switch hitting slugger Eddie Murray (2003) as first-ballot Hall of Fame first basemen.

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