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    Minnesota Twin Great Killebrew dies at 74

    Harmon Killebrew, the Minnesota Twins slugger known for his tape-measure home runs, has died at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 74......
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    Re: Minnesota Twin Great Killebrew dies at 74

    Just saw this on PTI. He was a hell of a player. Thoughts and prayers with his family.
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    Re: Minnesota Twin Great Killebrew dies at 74

    The very first Twins games I attended was a double header at the Met, back when Killebrew. Oliva & Carew were the Twins stars. I actually got to watch him play in person. That was 40+ years ago. Hard to believe.

    Hitting 500 home runs meant something then. Nothing like the steroid infested stats of today.

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    Re: Minnesota Twin Great Killebrew dies at 74

    The very first Twins game I attended was a double header at the Met back when Killebrew. Oliva & Carew were the Twins stars. I actually got to watch him play in person. That was 40+ years ago. Hard to believe.

    Hitting 500 home runs meant something then. Nothing like the steroid infested stats of today.


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    Re: Minnesota Twin Great Killebrew dies at 74

    I remember watching him in the 60's. He was a helluva power hitter. I saw him once at Yankee Stadium...but I vividly recall the All-Star game when he was playing 1st base, and he stretched to take a throw from one of the fielders, and did a split. Man, that hurt just to watch it. Some stats you never forget, and 573 was one of them. R.I.P. Killer.
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    Re: Minnesota Twin Great Killebrew dies at 74

    Quote Originally Posted by "VikingMike" #1097790
    I remember watching him in the 60's. He was a helluva power hitter. I saw him once at Yankee Stadium...but I vividly recall the All-Star game when he was playing 1st base, and he stretched to take a throw from one of the fielders, and did a split. Man, that hurt just to watch it. Some stats you never forget, and 573 was one of them. R.I.P. Killer.
    I had forgotten about "The Stretch". The hammmy ended his season that year.

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    Re: Minnesota Twin Great Killebrew dies at 74

    Sad sad news..

    Nice touch from the ground staff to put a pic of #3 under plate home at Target Field.

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    Re: Minnesota Twin Great Killebrew dies at 74

    Not a huge Twins fan personally, but he was definitely a legend, no doubt. Sad to hear.

    I was forutnate enough to see him last year, at a Twins game where they introduced the 25 greatest Twins. Killer threw the opening pitch.

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    Re: Minnesota Twin Great Killebrew dies at 74

    Quote Originally Posted by "i_bleed_purple" #1098080
    Not a huge Twins fan personally, but he was definitely a legend, no doubt. Sad to hear.

    I was forutnate enough to see him last year, at a Twins game where they introduced the 25 greatest Twins. Killer threw the opening pitch.
    That would have been sweet to be at. Lucky you
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