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(From McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Saint Paul Pioneer Press - Minnesota)
Byline: John Shipley
Jim Thome drives in four runs to help Phillies hold off Twins
Charlie Manuel saw the swing from just about the beginning, as a hitting coach in the Cleveland Indians organization. Jim Thome was a prospect then, not the eighth-best home run hitter in major league baseball history.
Still, the swing never changed much.
"I'd say the swing, if anything, he elevates the ball better," Manuel said.
Thome elevated it plenty on Wednesday night, June 13, right over the batter's eye in dead center field. His two-run homer in the fourth inning …