Harmon Clayton Killebrew
Born: June 29, 1936, Payette, Idaho
Died: May 17, 2011, Scottsdale, Arizona
Washington Senators (1954-1960), Minnesota Twins (1961-1974), Kansas City Royals (1975)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1984
This Day in Baseball History
On May 23, 1927, Hack Wilson of the Chicago Cubs becomes the first player to hit a home run that strikes the center field scoreboard at Wrigley Field. The monumental blast helps the Cubs to a 14-8 win over the Boston Braves. After the game, Wilson will be arrested for drinking beer - a violation of Prohibition law.