Skip to comments.Harmon Killebrew ends fight against cancer (entering hospice, all options exhausted)
Posted on 05/13/2011 9:35:08 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
MINNEAPOLIS, (AP) -- Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew says he will no longer fight esophageal cancer and is settling in for the final days of his life.
The Minnesota Twins released a statement on Friday from Killebrew, saying he has "exhausted all options" for treatment and the cancer is incurable.
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Prayers up for him and his family.
There is a street in Downtown Minny near the Metrodome named after him.
I went to Minny with my wife in the summer of 2000. Someone was giving her directions to get downtown. When she got off the phone, she told me we had to go to “Killaboo” street.
I told her that “Killebrew” was a very famous baseball player, and she had a great laugh at that. My pet name for her became “Boo”, something that endures to this day.
He was a great one in all respects. I am very sad about this news.
**Or was that the Orioles? (Sorry)**
In 1967, Steve Barber and Stu Miller of the Baltimore Orioles pitched a combined no-hitter, but lost 2-1 to the Detroit Tigers.(wikipedia)
Can I have partial credit for correcting myself?
A couple days ago I was looking for something in the garage and one of the pictures on the top of the stack was my kids with Harmon. (taken about 10 years ago, he signed their baseballs too).
**Can I have partial credit for correcting myself?**
Certainly..just made me curious cuz I had a vague memory of it.
My first memories of baseball had to do with the old Senators(twins), then the new Senators(rangers), a brief flirtation with the O’s and now the Nationals..Other than Mantle, Killebrew is probably 1 of the first names I remember, something about his name was unforgetable for a 6,7 yr old.
They used to say he threw a radio pitch. You could hear it, but you couldn’t see it.
With all that talent, why did they almost always stay in the basement?
I belive it was the 1968 All Star game from the Houston Astrodome.
When the Twins are in trouble,
with their backs to the wall,
they call on the Killer
to murder the ball.
From an old Twins coloring book I had as a kid.
I saw the Killer blast one into the right field bleechers at Yankee stadium when I was a kid. It was the last Yankee game with many of the Yankee/Twins greats I ever saw. Twins won that night 5-0.
My first MLB game was probably Tigers-White Sox, 1961. Jim Bunning was pitching for Detroit then. It was a time when you could take your own thermos full of hot dogs into Tiger stadium!
I love the ballpark!