Minnesota Twins Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew passed away this morning after a battle with esophageal cancer.The baseball legend died in his home in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife Nita at his… READ MORE >
Harmon Clayton Killebrew (pronounced /ˈkɪlɨbruː/; June 29, 1936 - May 17, 2011), nicknamed "Killer" and "Hammerin' Harmon", is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, third baseman, and left fielder. During a 22-year baseball career in which he played for the Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins, and Kansas City Royals, he was second only to Babe Ruth in American League (AL) home runs and retired as the AL career leader in home runs by a right-handed batter (since broken by Alex Rodriguez). He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984. Killebrew was a stocky 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m), 210-pound (95.3 kg) hitter with a compact swing that generated tremendous power. He became one of the AL's most feared power hitters of the 1960s, belting 40 homers in a season eight times.