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For Sale on AutoTrader: Baseball Star Jim Thome's Hummer H1

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author photo by J. Mark Sternberg October 2011

For sale right now on AutoTrader is a 2000 Hummer H1 that once belonged to baseball star Jim Thome.

Thome is a designated hitter for the Cleveland Indians, but over his 20 year career he has played for five different teams. He has the eighth most career home runs in MLB history with 604 to his credit (Five less than number seven ranked Sammy Sosa), and is a five-time All-Star player.

The truck is being sold out of Phoenix Indoor Auto Sales in Akron, Ohio. According to Phoenix's manager, Dave Severy, the truck was bought from another dealer in the area, and that is how they heard of this truck's MLB past.

The Hummer H1 famously got its start as the US military's High Mobility Multi Wheeled Vehicle (The HMMWV acronym is where the truck got its Humvee nickname). For years, the go-anywhere beast was a military-only ride, but thanks in part to some lobbying from actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the company decided to start selling a model to civilians.

The boom of SUV sales in the 1990s and 2000s, along with increased public interest in the truck allowed General Motors to build a whole Hummer brand was founded around it. Civilian sales of the original design were phased out in 2006 and the Hummer name was resigned to history books during the car industry collapse at the beginning of the recession.

This particular Hummer has had some aftermarket additions that make it an even more more versatile machine. The Humvee has been fitted with a Safari roof, a 12,000 pound winch, an aftermarket brushguard and an extra set of foglights. "When it was sold it was more than $10,000 in modifications," Severy said.

The dealer just lowered the truck's price to $44,995 which compares really well with the KBB estimated value.

See the listing here.  Check out the archived copy after it sells.

This image is a stock photo and is not an exact representation of any vehicle offered for sale. Advertised vehicles of this model may have styling, trim levels, colors and optional equipment that differ from the stock photo.
For Sale on AutoTrader: Baseball Star Jim Thome's Hummer H1 - Autotrader