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By Michael Widlanski
Leveling the battlefield to aid terrorists enables evil to fight on
Topic - Harmon Killebrew
No longer does an immaculate, full-bodied, legal identification stain cowhide or parchment. Now, any casual jotting of figures, if one would care to call them that, does the job — not just loops, but arches and whorls as well. That's Drew Storen's signature in the picture (obviously).
It's Harmon Killebrew Day in Minnesota, with his longtime team set for a memorial service to honor the late Hall of Fame slugger.
For 14 seasons, Harmon Killebrew was the cleanup hitter for the Minnesota Twins, the ferocious slugger who used his incredible strength to knock baseballs out of the park.
Harmon Killebrew's Hall of Fame career as one of the most powerful sluggers baseball has known was merely a subplot to his story as family and friends gathered to say goodbye.
The Minnesota Twins will hold a public memorial service for Harmon Killebrew at Target Field next week, after the Hall of Fame slugger's funeral in Arizona.
Harmon Killebrew slept here. Sorry, but those words keep popping into my head as I ponder Washington's attachment to the Hall of Fame slugger, who died Tuesday at 74. Killebrew, after all, is in the D.C. Hall of Stars, along with Sammy Baugh, Red Auerbach and the rest. His passing, moreover, was much noted in the local media.
Harmon Killebrew, so the story went, was such the slugger that the silhouette of his intimidating pose at the plate was the basis for Major League Baseball's official logo.
Reaction to Tuesday's death of Minnesota Twins slugger and Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew:
Harmon Killebrew, the Minnesota Twins slugger known for his tape-measure home runs, has died at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., after battling esophageal cancer. He was 74.
Harmon Killebrew earned every bit of his frightening nickname, hitting tape-measure home runs that awed even his fellow Hall of Famers.
This was in the early 1950s, and owner Clark Griffith of the Washington Senators had just learned that third-base coach George Myatt was giving batting lessons to Harmon Killebrew, the club's teenage bonus baby.
Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew says he will no longer fight esophageal cancer and is settling in for the final days of his life.
Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew won't be traveling to Minnesota to throw the first pitch before the Twins home opener Friday.
Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew is taking in a little baseball as the next step in his treatment for esophageal cancer.
Hall of Fame slugger Harmon Killebrew says he has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer.
"Strive to treat people the way he treated people," he said, "and make everybody feel comfortable, make everybody feel like they're special.
Killebrew said in the interview he never got that artist's name or asked for or received confirmation the logo was in his likeness.