Twins Great Harmon Killebrew

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Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew Remembered
The Minnesota Twins remember Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew on May 17, 2011 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Harmon Killebrew passed away on May 17, 2011 after a battle with esophageal cancer.
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Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew Remembered
The Minnesota Twins remember Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew after his passing on May 17, 2011 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Harmon Killebrew passed away on May 17, 2011 after a battle with esophageal cancer.
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Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew Remembered
The Minnesota Twins remember Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew by outlining a Killebrew's number behind second base on May 17, 2011 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Harmon Killebrew passed away on May 17, 2011 after a battle with esophageal cancer.
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Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew Remembered
The Minnesota Twins remember Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew after his passing on May 17, 2011 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Harmon Killebrew passed away on May 17, 2011 after a battle with esophageal cancer.
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Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew Remembered
Fans have left flowers and notes at the base of Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew's statue at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 17, 2011. Harmon Killebrew passed away on May 17, 2011 after a battle with esophageal cancer.
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Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew Remembered
Fans have left flowers and notes at the base of Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew's statue at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 17, 2011. Harmon Killebrew passed away on May 17, 2011 after a battle with esophageal cancer.
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Harmon Killebrew
Behind their soft-spoken slugger nicknamed “The Killer,” the Twins reached the World Series for the first time in 1965 and back-to-back AL Championship Series in 1969 and 1970.
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Harmon Killebrew
The 11-time All-Star was the American League’s Most Valuable Player in 1969 after hitting 49 home runs with 140 RBIs and 145 walks, all team records that stand to this day.
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Harmon Killebrew
Harmon Killebrew's eight seasons with 40 or more homers still is tied for second in league history to Babe Ruth.
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Harmon Killebrew
Harmon Killebrew was signed at the age of 17 to a $30,000 contract in 1953.
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Harmon Killebrew
Harmon Killebrew currently ranks 11th on the all-time homer list.
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Harmon Killebrew Statue Unveiling
Harmon Killebrew and his Nita at the unveiling of his legend's statue outside of Target Field.
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Harmon Killebrew Statue
Outside Gate 3 at Target Field is the Harmon Killebrew statue.
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Harmon Killebrew Jersey In Dugout
Once new that Harmon Killebrew was ending his battle with cancer, the Minnesota Twins decided to hang Killebrew's jersey, No. 3, in their dugout. Now they plan to keep it there for every game for the rest of the season.
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Harmon Killebrew Hitting
On June 3, 1967, Killebrew belted the longest home run in Met Stadium history, a shot that reached the second deck of the bleachers in the old park, some 500 feet from home plate.
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Harmon Killebrew Headshot
Harmon Killebrew never worried much about his short game, preferring instead to swing for the fences, and wound up with a career .256 average.
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Harmon Killebrew Autograph
Harmon Killebrew was known for his legible autograph and even told younger players to take pride in their autographs.
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Harmon Killebrew With Kids At Miracle Field
The Harmon Killebrew Foundation has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for many charitable organizations across the country including the Minnesota Twins Community Fund and Miracle Leagues of Minnesota.
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Harmon Killebrew At The Plate
The man whose silhouette inspired Major League Baseball’s official logo was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1984, the first Twin to be enshrined.
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Harmon Killebrew
Harmon Killebrew hit 573 home runs and made 11 All-Star appearances during his 22-year career, spent mostly with the Washington Senators and the Twins.
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Harmon Killebrew
The Minnesota Twins broadcasting crew with Harmon Killebrew.
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Harmon Killebrew
Harmon Killebrew, Tony Oliva, Herb Carneal and Dave Lee
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Harmon Killebrew
Dave Lee, Harmon Killebrew and John Gordon
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Harmon Killebrew
Dave Lee, Harmon Killebrew and John Gordon on Opening Day 2011.
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Harmon Killebrew
Hall of Famer Rod Carew #29 and Harmon Killebrew of the Minnesota Twins at the Kirby Puckett statue unveiling prior to a game between the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins during the Twins home opener at Target Field on April 12, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Harmon Killebrew
Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew of the Minnesota Twins at the Kirby Puckett statue unveiling prior to a game between the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins during the Twins home opener at Target Field on April 12, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Harmon Killebrew
Kent Hrbek and Harmon Killebrew formerly of the Minnesota Twins have Twins' mascot T.C. point out a few features of the new ballpark prior to an exhibition game at Target Field on April 2, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cardinals defeated the Twins 8-4.
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Harmon Killebrew
Slugger Harmon Killebrew accepts an award at 2004 Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies July 25, 2004 in Cooperstown, New York.
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Harmon Killebrew
Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew looks on at Clark Sports Center during the 2009 Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 26, 2009 in Cooperstown, New York.
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Harmon Killebrew
Former MLB players Bill Mazeroski of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Ryne Sandberg of the Chicago Cubs, Orlando Cepeda of the San Francisco Giants, Harmon Killebrew of the Minnesota Twins, Eddie Murray of the Baltimore Orioles and Tony Perez of the Cincinnati Reds walk the field prior to the 79th MLB All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium on July 15, 2008 in the Bronx borough of New York City.
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Harmon Killebrew
COOPERSTOWN, NY - JULY 31: Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew attends the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction ceremony on July 31, 2005 at the Clark Sports Complex in Cooperstown, New York.
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Harmon Killebrew
Former Twin great Harmon Killebrew waves to the crowd prior to throwing out the first pitch before a game between the Minnesota Twins and the New York Yankees during game three of the American League Divisional Series on October 8, 2004 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Harmon Killebrew
National League All-Star Barry Bonds #25 of the San Francisco Giants greets with fellow 500 Home Run club member Harmon Killebrew during the Major League Baseball 2004 Century 21 Home Run Derby at Minute Maid Park on July 12, 2004 in Houston, Texas.
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Harmon Killebrew
Henry "Hank" Aaron, Reggie Jackson, Harmon Killebrew, Frank Robinson and Mark McGwire all members of the 500 home run club before the Major League Baseball Century 21 Home Run Derby at Minute Maid Park on July 12, 2004 in Houston, Texas.
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