Skip to comments.Harmon Killebrew has passed away
Posted on 05/17/2011 9:03:09 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
With his family by his side, Twins great Harmon Killebrew, one of the all-time great sluggers and one of the all-time great gentlemen, passed away Tuesday morning.
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Wow, that was quick since his recent public announcement to enter hospice. Prayers to Mr. Killebrew and his family. RIP.
Rest in Peace, Mr. Killebrew. You brought happiness and excitement to a kid from Yopnkers at the ballpark in the Bronx for many years.
Condolences to the Killebrew family.
I met him many years ago at the old Met Stadium when fans were allowed on the field for autographs.
RIP my old friend!
Game Called. Across the field of play
the dusk has come, the hour is late.
The fight is done and lost or won,
the player files out through the gate.
The tumult dies, the cheer is hushed,
the stands are bare, the park is still.
But through the night there shines the light,
home beyond the silent hill.
Game Called. Where in the golden light
the bugle rolled the reveille.
The shadows creep where night falls deep,
and taps has called the end of play.
The game is done, the score is in,
the final cheer and jeer have passed.
But in the night, beyond the fight,
the player finds his rest at last.
Game Called. Upon the field of life
the darkness gathers far and wide,
the dream is done, the score is spun
that stands forever in the guide.
Nor victory, nor yet defeat
is chalked against the players name.
But down the roll, the final scroll,
shows only how he played the game.
Sad to hear this. I was listening to a sports talk show on Saturday and they were discussing him as if already at his wake. So I assumed he had taken a turn for the worse.
“Palliative care” typically does not last long.
This is so sad. Killebrew was a wonderful ambassador for baseball and seemed like such a great guy. I saw him at an Old Timers Game at Candlestick Park in the early 80’s. Thanks for the memories Harmon, prayers for his family, friends and fans.
RIP, Harmon Killebrew.
I know they can’t live forever, but I’m still sad when baseball legends pass away . Some died early in life: Roger Maris, Don Drysdale, Mickey Mantle.
Sandy Kofax and Yogi Berra are still alive. They are probably the last of my childhood sports heroes.
I can never recall hearing him whine about being overlooked or overshadowed. He wasn't the greatest fielder in the world, but I believe he played every infield and outfield position except shortstop, so there was always some way to get him into the line up.
He homered a lot and struck out a lot. I think the only player in history who ever had ratios close to him in both categories was the immortal Babe Ruth. I'm sure they will be looking each other up in heaven to talk baseball and enjoy a hot dog together.
He was a true Hall of Famer both on and off the field. I believe it was the same scout who found our 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates Cy Young award winner Vernon Law who also discovered Harmon playing in the back woods of Idaho.
I saw Harmon play when I was just knee high. Griffith Stadium when he was still a Washington Senator. I remember when he, Allison, Sievers, etc. came to visit my Little League in their grey flannel uniforms.