Killebrew, Harmon

Harmon Clayton Killebrew
Born: June 29, 1936, Payette, Idaho
Died: May 17, 2011, Scottsdale, Arizona
Played For: 
Washington Senators (1954-1960), Minnesota Twins (1961-1974), Kansas City Royals (1975)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1984

Although quiet and soft-spoken, Harmon Killebrew epitomized raw power. He hit an astounding 573 career round-trippers, surpassed only by Babe Ruth among American League sluggers. Over his 22-year career with the Senators, Twins and Royals, he tied or led the league in home runs six times, belted 40 or more on eight occasions and knocked in 100 or more runs nine times. Killer won the American League MVP Award in 1969, when he led the league in home runs, RBIs, walks and on-base percentage.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that on June 3, 1967, Harmon Killebrew blasted the longest home run ever hit at the Twins' old park -- Metropolitan Stadium -- a shot that landed in the second deck of the bleachers?
He was the meal ticket for our franchise for all those years in Washington and Minnesota.
Calvin Griffith