Phil Miller covered three seasons of Twins baseball, but that was at a different ballpark for a different newspaper. Now Miller returns to the baseball beat after joining the Star Tribune as the Gopher football writer in 2010, and he won't miss the dingy dome for a minute. In addition to the Twins and Gophers, Miller covered the Utah Jazz and the NBA for six years at The Salt Lake Tribune.

Killebrew memorial takes center stage at Target Field

Posted by: Phil Miller under Baseball Hall of Fame, Target Field, Twins fans Updated: 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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