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Harmon Killebrew, 1936-2011

Tribute: Harmon Killebrew

Career Highlights
  • Hall of Fame inductee, 1984
  • Eleven-time AL All-Star (played in 13 games)
  • Won the AL MVP Award in 1969
  • No. 3 retired by Minnesota in 1975
  • Hit 573 homers, No. 11 in MLB history
  • Led the league in homers in 1959, '62, '63, '64, '67, '69
  • Led the league in RBIs in 1962, '69, '71
  • Killebrew's career stats

Quick Facts
Born: June 29, 1936, in Payette, Idaho
High School: Payette
MLB debut: June 23, 1954
Final game: Sept. 26, 1975
Passed: May 17, 2011, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Famous for his tape-measure homers, Killebrew dies at 74

A native of Idaho, feared slugger Harmon Killebrew, who made his name in the nation's capital near the end of the 1950s and underscored it many times in 14 summers playing for the Twins in Minnesota, passed away May 17 from esophageal cancer at age 74. More »