Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Harmon Killebrew, R. I. P.

Harmon Killebrew Dies; Baseball's Humble Slugger : NPR: "Baseball fans are mourning a legend — Minnesota Twins Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew died Tuesday, ending his battle with esophageal cancer. Killebrew was a top power hitter in the 1960s. And he helped the fledgling Twins put down roots in a place that until 1961 had never had a major league team."

5 comments:

  1. A reminder of how years fly by, too...

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  2. At the time (1960s) I wasn't much interested in big league baseball, but, for some reason, the sound of his name fascinated me, so I started paying attention to his actions / achievements when his name came up in sports news. He had a lot more going for him than his name !

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  3. Never was a Twin's fan, but always was a fan of Killebrew's playing.

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  4. Anonymous2:19 PM

    I saw his final statement a couple of days ago. Sad. I still remember when he hurt himself doing that split at first base in the 1968 All-Star Game.

    He was only 5'11" but he could hit the ball a long way.

    Jeff

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  5. 573 homers shot out of ballparks a lot larger than they play in today and he didn't need steroids to do it.

    Goodbye to a gentleman athlete.

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