Don't Stop Believin'!

...if you haven't already.

The Jim Thome bobbleheads handed out at U.S. Cellular on Sunday couldn't have come at a more perfect time. The Chicago White Sox DH was 0-for-4 when he came to the plate in the ninth and before you knew it, he was rounding the bases, triumphantly raising his arm after his 500th career homer.

Thome became just the 23rd player in history to reach the milestone, driving a 3-2 pitch from Los Angeles Angels reliever Dustin Moseley to faraway left-center for the game-winner.

Ending an 0-for-11 slump, Thome was mobbed by his teammates at the plate and later hoisted on the shoulders of who else, but Bobby Jenks and Jermaine Dye.

He may or may not have put a bun in the self-cleaning oven later that night, as well.

Thome's longball marked the first occasion that a player hit a game-ending homer for #500, and the first time three different players reached the plateau in the same season, as he joined Toronto's Frank Thomas and New York's Alex Rodriguez.

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