Hall of Fame baseball player Harmon Killebrew passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 74; he’s been battling Esophageal Cancer. Killebrew announced last week that he was ending his treatments as they had become ineffective. He went peacefully with his wife and family present.
“No individual has ever meant more to the Minnesota Twins organization and millions of fans across Twins territory than Harmon Killebrew,” Twins president Dave St. Peter said. He said Killebrew’s legacy “will be the class, dignity and humility he demonstrated each and every day as a Hall of Fame-quality husband, father, friend, teammate and man. The Twins extend heartfelt sympathies and prayers to the Killebrew family at this difficult time.”
Killebrew was also a favorite of autograph seekers; he was very personable and rarely turned a person down for his signature.
85% Sports’ own baseballgenius80 said “Many players of today could learn a lot from what this man was on and off the field. Always missed, never forgotten.”