Jim Thome was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, making him the first-ever Charlotte Knights player to make it to Cooperstown.

Thome was the 1993 International League MVP before going on to a 22-year Major League career in which he hit 612 home runs.

During his one-and-only season in Charlotte, the then 22-year-old Thome hit 25 home runs, with an average of .332 before being called up to Cleveland that same year.

Also inducted to the hall were Braves legend Chipper Jones, Expos/Angels slugger Vladimir Guerrero and Padres closer Trevor Hoffman.

Hall of Fame Weekend 2018 is July 27-30 in Cooperstown, NY.