"That was a great play," said White, now a Royals broadcaster. "It was a game-saving play, a clutch play. You don't often see a shortstop 3 or 4 feet onto the grass be able to get his body angle back toward first base and get off a throw like that."
"He never walked around with his nose in the air. Never, ever. He used to go out after every game and get a milkshake. A super guy," said former Royals second baseman Frank White, a youngster who played with Killebrew that final year.