A Tribute to Harmon “Killer” Killebrew (R.I.P.)

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I feel compelled to say something about Harmon Killebrew, the 74 year-old ex-Twins slugger who announced a few days ago that he is no longer going to keep his fight up with cancer and instead will go into a hospice situation so he can be with his family in his last days.

Killebrew died today, Tuesday May 17th, 2011 from esophageal cancer.

I remember Killebrew when I was a kid in the ’60s as he was always putting up big home run numbers. He still stands at #11 all-time with his 576 bombs. “Killer” Killebrew was the AL MVP in 1969 with 49 homers and 140 RBIs, but his Twins went on to lose to Baltimore in the ALCS that year.

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