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HARMON KILLEBREW RUMORS

Why is there a red seat hanging in the Mall of America?

When Harmon Killebrew died in 2011, obituaries recalled the statement of former Baltimore Orioles manager Paul Richards: “Killebrew can knock the ball out of any park, including Yellowstone.” Killebrew’s power resulted in 573 home runs in a 22-year career that spanned from 1954–75. Beginning his career with the Washington Senators, Killebrew did not see much playing time...
Via The Sports Post
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Twin Oliva partaking in third Minnesota All-Star Game

There he was, a 25-year-old rookie, standing among some of the best to ever play the game. Willie Mays. Roberto Clemente. Mickey Mantle. Harmon Killebrew. Hank Aaron. Somehow, some way, Tony Oliva wedged his way into that elite group. His numbers more than validated his selection to the 1964 All-Star Game, but the Cuba native and Twins outfielder still couldn't believe he was among...
Via Fox Sports North
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan-1974 - “Fastest Man Alive”

By Rob Goldman, AngelsWin.com Historical Writer - In 1974 the milestones for Ryan continued to pile up. On August 30, he became the first pitcher in modern baseball history to have three consecutive 300-strikeoutseasons. On September 7, he broke the record for which he is perhaps most famous.Rockwell-American International provided parts for the NASA space program and the U.S. Army...
Via Angelswin
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Indians 2nd round pick: RHP Grant Hockin

With their 2nd round pick in the 2014 Draft the Cleveland Indians have selected right-handed pitcher Grant Hockin out of Damien High School (CA). Born: 3/5/1996 – Height: 6’3” – Weight: 195 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right Ranks: Baseball America: 109Keith Law: 49MLB.com: 92 Tony’s take: This is a bit of a reach for the Indians as a lot of publications had him more in...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–May 4, 1975

1975: The Royals held a 3-0 lead after a half-inning, but could not score again and dropped a 6-3 loss to the Twins at Metropolitan Stadium in Minneapolis. Vic Albury retired Freddie Patek to start the game, but Amos Otis doubled. John Mayberry struck out, but Hal McRae’s ground ball was misplayed by Twins third baseman Eric Soderholm. Otis scored and McRae wound up on second...
Via Pine Tar Press
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Harmon Killebrew to be Featured on a Postage Stamp?

Nearly three years after his death, Harmon Killebrew is still being remembered. “No individual has ever meant more to the Minnesota Twins organization and millions of fans across Twins Territory than Harmon Killebrew,” Twins team president Dave St. Peter said following Killebrew’s death in May 2011.  ”Harmon will long be remembered as one of the most prolific home run hitters...
Via Hall of Very Good
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Scrapbooking and scorecards

I wrote a memory piece of whimsy over at It's About the Money, Stupid that featured names like Mickey Mantle, Joe Pepitone, Harmon Killebrew and others. Check it out.
Via The Flagrant Fan
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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