Twins say goodbye to Harmon Killebrew
MINNEAPOLIS -- For 14 seasons, Harmon Killebrew was the cleanup hitter for the Minnesota Twins, the ferocious slugger who used his incredible strength to knock baseballs out of the park.
At a memorial service on Thursday night for the Hall of Famer, who died last week at the age of 74 after a bout with esophageal cancer, Killebrew's shy, quiet wife, Nita, exhibited an entirely different, and perhaps even more impressive, kind of strength.
After heavy hitters like Rod Carew, Paul Molitor ...
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