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EarlyTwins gather at ‘Met’ for Killebrew tribute

May 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

They once strode to the plate at Metropolitan Stadium with the long, confident strides of young men doing what they loved. As they gathered at the same spot Thursday, they were older now by as many as 40 years. The strides were shorter, and the faces were longer. Continue Reading

Killebrew memorial: ‘I love you, Junior,’ ‘Charlie, I will always love you, too’

May 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

More than an hour into the public memorial service to honor the late Harmon Killebrew, another of the Minnesota Twins’ Hall of Fame players, Rod Carew, rose from his seat and walked toward the podium behind the pitcher’s mound. Before he spoke a word, his love for his former teammate was evident. Carew paused at a large No. 3 made out of flowers, kissed his hand and touched the slugger’s number. Continue Reading

Twins say one last goodbye to Harmon Killebrew

May 26, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

MINNEAPOLIS For 14 seasons, Harmon Killebrew was the cleanup hitter for the Minnesota Twins, the ferocious slugger who used his incredible strength to knock baseballs out of the park. Continue Reading

Twins to bid final goodbye to Killebrew

May 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s Harmon Killebrew Day in Minnesota, with his longtime team set for a memorial service tonight to honor the late Hall of Fame slugger. Continue Reading

Dayton declares Thursday Harmon Killebrew Day in Minnesota

May 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In his proclamation, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says Killebrew’s life “should serve as an inspiration to everyone.” Continue Reading

Tributes to late Harmon Killebrew all around Target Field

May 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Twins will memorialize Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew again Thursday, in a service at Target Field that is open to the public. Speakers will include baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, former Twins Rod Carew, Paul Molitor, Jim Kaat and Tony Oliva and current Twins Justin Morneau and Michael Cuddyer. But on Monday, the Twins’ first home game since Killebrew died, something had to be said. Continue Reading

Twins can’t quite pull win off to honor Killebrew

May 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

At the end of a day that began with their attendance at Harmon Killebrew’s funeral in suburban north Phoenix, the Twins scored three times in the ninth inning and had the bases loaded with one out before falling 8-7 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. Continue Reading

Teammates, family honor Killebrew at funeral in Arizona

May 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew was remembered for his kindness and respect for all those he encountered in a moving funeral service today. Continue Reading

Killebrew’s legacy helping to complete ballfield for kids with disabilities

May 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Fundraising for the field began a few years ago, and many local sponsors, individual and corporate, have stepped up to the plate. But the last of three Harmon Killebrew Foundation donations, which were described only as “significant,” helped complete the field. The field, which cost $400,000 to construct, will be named Harmon Killebrew Field. Continue Reading

Teammates, family honor Hall of Famer Killebrew in Arizona

May 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Teammates, family and friends will gather today for funeral services for Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew, who died Tuesday of esophageal cancer. He was 74. Continue Reading

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