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Harmon Killebrew dies at 74

Posted By Diane Firstman On May 17, 2011 @ 12:14 pm In 1960s,1970s,1: Featured,Baseball,Bronx Banter,Diane Firstman,Games We Play,Image,Obituaries | Comments Disabled

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A sad day for Twins fans and the baseball community, as legendary slugger Harmon Killebrew [2] passed away this morning at 74 [3], from esophageal cancer.

Personally, Killebrew was on the down side of his career by the time I got into baseball, but I still vividly remember the Yankees yearbooks of the early 70s featuring pictures of the Twins masher as part of their “Visiting Stars”.

For what it was worth, Killebrew compiled a line of .239/.333/.455 with 22 homers in 121 career games at Yankee Stadium.

May he rest in peace.

(Over at SI.com, Steve Rushin has a nice obit [4].)


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[2] Harmon Killebrew: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/killeha01.shtml

[3] passed away this morning at 74: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=6559023

[4] SI.com, Steve Rushin has a nice obit: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/steve_rushin/05/16/harmon.killebrew/

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