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Killebrew memorial takes center stage at Target Field

  • Blog Post by: Phil Miller
  • May 26, 2011 - 5:59 PM

What a beautiful night to salute one of baseball's greatest power hitters and all-time gentlemen.

Harmon Killebrew died nine days ago of esophageal cancer at age 74. The entire Twins team attended his funeral last Friday in Peoria, Ariz., and he was laid to rest Monday in a private service in Payette, Idaho.

Tonight, the Twins are giving Killebrew their own send-off at Target Field with free admission for fans.

The field looks immaculate. The sky is crystal clear. There's a water tower atop a building overlooking center field that has been painted off-white, with navy blue pinstripes and a big No. 3.

Hank Aaron is expected to be here. Scheduled speakers include Rod Carew, Michael Cuddyer, Jim Kaat, Paul Molitor, Justin Morneau, Bud Selig and Killebrew's wife, Nita.

Fox Sports Net will be televising. Here's a Twitter feed of all the tweets featuring the word Killebrew.

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