by West Central Tribune
May 17, 2011 at 5:46 am in West Central Tribune
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Harmon Killebrew, the Minnesota Twins slugger known for his tape-measure home runs, has died at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 74.
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When we were young teens Killebews baseball card was always valued, even though we were Sox and Cubs fans. You just had to admire the raw power the Killer had and whenever he stepped up to the plate you expected one to fly out of the park. Even though we were not Twin fans we respected him. I played for a college summer league and the team I played for was the Twins, I still have the starter jacket from the early eighties and our cleanup hitter had Killebews number. He was admired by many of us. We use to go to Sox park during batting practice and watch Killer hit several balls into the seats, and everyone scrambled to get one of his balls, because he did sign several for the fans, unfortunatly I was not lucky enough to get one. I would go to the lower deck, he would hit one in the upper. I would then go to the upper and he would hit a line drive bullet into the lower deck that smacked off the seats, this guy had power. RIP Killebew you will be missed, and condolences to the family.
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