Twins reveal details of Thursday's Killebrew memorial at Target Field

  • Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 23, 2011 - 3:04 PM
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The Target Field grounds crew placed Harmon Killebrew's No. 3 in the dirt behind second base on Tuesday..

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Plans for Thursday's Target Field memorial for Twins Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew have been finalized and include a host of speakers, various video tributes and a commemorative program for all who attend the free event.

Killebrew, 74, died last week of esophageal cancer in Arizona.

Scheduled speakers include Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, former Twins Rod Carew, Paul Molitor, Jim Kaat and Tony Oliva, and current Twins Michael Cuddyer and Justin Morneau.

Musical tributes will include former Killebrew teammate Jim "Mudcat" Grant, Harmon Killebrew song author Jeff Arundel and the Minnesota Chorale.

Target Field gates will open at 6 p.m., and all seating will be general admission. Ballpark concessions will be open.

Twins broadcasters Dick Bremer and John Gordon will act as emcees.

Starting at noon Thursday, fans can come to Target Plaza and view Killebrew's Hall of Fame plaque near his bronze statue.

Also Thursday, the Twins will wrap a light rail train with graphics honoring Killebrew. Former teammates will gather at the Mall of America, around the location of home plate of the former Metropolitan Stadium, where Killebrew wowed home fans for many seasons.

From the mall, they will board the specially named No. 3 Hiawatha light rail train and proceed to Target Field, stopping by the Metrodome to pick up additional Twins alumni.

Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482

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