Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/15/14
During baseball's 1980 winter meetings in Honolulu, Hal Keller was walking through the lobby of the host hotel with his two sons, when he saw future Hall of Famer Rod Carew."I had not seen Rodney in years,'' remembered Keller. "I walked up him, and said, 'I don't know if you remember me.' He said, 'Oh yeah. You taught me to hit.'"Keller smiled."I didn't of course,'' said Keller, "but when he said that, I did stand pretty tall in the eyes of my boys.''Truth is Hal Keller stood tall in the eyes of most anybody associated with professional baseball. The man who brought the radar gun to the game, and the younger brother of Charlie King Kong Keller, Hal Keller died in his sleep in the early hours of June 5.No cause of death was given, but Keller, who would have turned 85 on July 2, recently underwent radiation and chemotherapy treatment for esophageal cancer. He also fought a long-term battle with diabetes that led to amputation of a foot.He was hospitalized a week ago because of trouble...
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