Harmon Clayton Killebrew has died at the age of 74 years-old. He was undergoing treatment for esophageal cancer and last week he had entered hospice care. Killebrew, who was drafted by and played two full seasons for the Washington Senators before they moved to Minnesota, passed away at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz.
He had a nick name of Killer and Hammerin' Harmon in the Major League Baseball. He was selected as an All Star 13 times in his careers while winning and All MVP in 1969. (He recorded a career-best 140 RBIs, 49 home runs and a .276 batting average while playing in all 162 of Minnesota's games in 1969).
He hit 573 home runs with the Washington Senators, Twins and Kansas City Royals, including eight seasons in which he hit 40 or more home runs, tied with Babe Ruth for second most.
No individual has ever meant more to the Minnesota Twins organization and millions of fans across Twins Territory than Harmon Killebrew, said Twins President Dave St. Peter.
The Twins retired his uniform number(#3) in 1975 and he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1984 after a 22-year career in which he recorded 1,584 RBIs and a .256 batting average in 2,435 games.