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Harmon Killebrew

Born: 1936-06-29 - Died: 2011-05-17
Cause of Death:
Esophageal Cancer


Death Summary: Harmon Killebrew was diagnosed with esophageal cancer back in December of 2010. Around the first of May 2011, Killebrew released a statement saying that he was stopping his treatments, because the disease had "progressed beyond [his] doctors expectation of cure."

Who was Harmon Killebrew : Killebrew was a Major League Baseball left fielder, first baseman, and thrid baseman. His 22-year long career saw him play for only three different teams: Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins and the Kansas City Royals.

At the time of his retirement he was second to only Babe Ruth in the American League in home runs, a record which has since been broken by Alex Rodriguez.

killebrew was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984.
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8 Signatures in Harmon Killebrew's guestbook

  1. steve bergman Says:

    a class act has gone home to his maker. may you always be remembered.

  2. tom viste Says:

    the best man i ever met

  3. tom viste Says:

    best man i ever met. tom

  4. ben killebews Says:

    you were a good brother harmon

  5. jordan kimmet Says:

    You were awesome killebrew, we will miss you

  6. mike Says:

    going to comiskey park to watch the Whitesox in the sixties was a real event when Harmon came to town,whether he played for Washington or Minnesota,what a great time that was to see him play and at the plate,great ballplayer,great man.

  7. Seth Soderholm Says:

    The best underated Baseball player ever..NO DOUBT

  8. Ben Says:

    Goethe and Mix needed to do their hwmoeork better on the discussion about Roger Maris and the home run record. The asterisk is part of folklore about Maris but was never actually in the record book. For several years the official baseball record book showed two home run records: one for 154 games and one for 162 games. Ultimately, that was changed to just show Maris as the home run record holder. Unfortunately, steroids erased Maris’ record. Maris’ record was heroic and was recognized by his teammates although not by the New York sports media or by the commissioner of the era. As a result, there are still people who consider his accomplishment to lack legitimacy. BTW- the person in third place (tied with two others ) in the 1961 home run race was another true hero, Harmon Killebrew.


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