A night for Killebrew
Devoted crowd of greats, fans tearfully honor Twins legend Updated May. 27, 2011
Harmon Killebrew became the Twins original superstar, arriving with the Washington Senators when they moved to Minnesota in 1961. He smashed 475 of his 573 career home runs as a Twin.
About 4,000 fans came to Target Field for a night of tear-jerking tributes, with speeches and song, celebrating Killebrew's legacy on and off the field.
Former Twin and hall-of-famer Paul Molitor lowered his head as the fla...
The Twins held a tribute to Harmon Killebrew Thursday evening at Target Field.
At the first game at Target Field since Twins idol Harmon Killebrew died last Tuesday at age 74, his generous spirit was recalled in ways large and small, grand and quiet, by the anonymous and the celebrated.
Minnesota Twins Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven, right, applauds as he asks mourners to imagine that former Twins' baseball player Harmon Killebrew just hit his 574th home run during the funeral service for her Killebrew at the Christ Church of the Valley in
Minnesota Twins players stand in front of their dugout during a moment of silence to honor Hall of Fame player Harmon Killebrew Tuesday in Seattle, before the Twins' baseball game against the Mariners.
Sid Hartman and Chris Miller reflect on Harmon Killebrew's career. Also, the Timberwolves draft and the Twins.
The casket of Hall of Fame baseball player Harmon Killebrew.
Friday's memorial service for Twins legend and baseball Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew provided an extension of the ongoing celebration of a man loved on and off the field.
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All-Star Game home run
Summer Bredael tried to put her glove on by herself as her buddie Jake...
Harmon Killebrew (right) Bowie Kuhn
Call him an Everyman. Call him a gentleman. But Harmon Killebrew lived up to the lofty expectations thrust on stars in baseball's golden age.
Before Jack Morris, Kent Hrbek and Paul Molitor became major leaguers, they were boys who idolized No. 3. Tony Oliva, Julio Becquer and Frank Quilici shared the field and more.
Watch Harmon Killebrew's induction speech into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984.
Despite undergoing cancer treatment, Harmon Killebrew's final visit to spring training was more about teaching the Twins' next generation.
A baseball tribute
Outside Target Field, fans gathered by the statue of Harmon Killebrew to remember the player they identified as one of their heroes.
Former Twins manager Sam Mele said once the slugger stopped overswinging, his blasts amazed players and fans alike.
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A video tribute to legendary Twin Harmon Killebrew aired at Target Field before Friday’s game.
As Harmon Killebrew deals with cancer, the slugger has been quick to offer comfort to others. "It just speaks to the character of him,'' Justin Morneau said.
Left to right, Billy Martin, Harmon Killebrew, Bob Allison, Tony Oliva
Bob Allison passed away too early due to illness, and now his friend Harmon Killebrew faces his final days.
Harmon Killebrew on Boom Island (1985)
Harmon Killebrew didn't quite know what he was getting into when he was asked to make a publicity appearance as part of baseball's All-Star Game festivities.
Kirby Puckett told us not to take life for granted; the news of Harmon Killebrew and Derek Boogaard reminds us of that lesson.
Mary Vaessen, left, and Jackie Anderson paused by the statue of Harmon Killebrew outside Target Field on their way to the game Friday night. "He's a legend, man," said Anderson. "I hate to see that he's going into hospice, but at least he'll be well taken care of," added Vaessen.
The Hall of Fame slugger announced he was entering hospice care, with his five-month battle with esophageal cancer "coming to an end."
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