Harmon Killebrew

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Birthday
29, 1936
Birthplace
Payette, ID
Death Date
May 17, 2011 (74)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
29, 1936
Birthplace
Payette, ID
Death Date
May 17, 2011 (74)

About

Nicknamed "Hammerin' Harmon," he was the 1969 American League MVP and a 13-time All-Star who hit 573 home runs over the course of his career. He spent all but one year of his 22 MLB seasons with the Minnesota Twins, including when the franchise was based in Washington as the Senators.

Before Fame

Growing up, he worked as a farmhand lifting ten-gallon milk jugs.

Trivia

He led the American League in home runs 6 times and in RBIs 3 times.

Family Life

Had five children with Elaine Roberts, whom he married in 1955.

Associated With

During his great home run hitting seasons, he was often compared to the great Babe Ruth.

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