(Cleveland) - A big day in Indians history Friday, and a big honor for former Tribe slugger Jim Thome.
The team will unveil a statue of Thome tomorrow in Heritage Park, the same spot where he blasted one of the longest homers ever in Progressive Field history.
The status is in place, but is surrounded by a curtain.
Thome is the Indians all-time home run leader, belting 337 dingers from 1991 to 2002.
Number-25 also hit a club record 52 homers in 2002 while leading the American League in walks that year while batting .304 with 118 Runs-Batted-In. The statue unveiling will begin at 5 o'clock before Friday night's game.
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