The Good Die Young

Death: it’s the one thing nobody wants to hear about. But, at a certain point in our lives, our soul must be lifted from our bodies and brought off this world into the next. For now, nobody knows where our bodies go when we pass, and we probably will never know.

Former Twins Slugger Harmon Killebrew Dies Tuesday

Harmon Killebrew passed away this morning at the age of 74. The HOF slugger is best known for his time spent with the Minnesota Twins, from 1961 to 1974. During his career, he hit a massive 573 home-runs, 1584 RBI’s, earned 1,559 walks, and hit for a career average of .256. He was known for his astonishing power, considering that he was only 5’11”. At the time of his retiring, he hit more home-runs than all but 4 players (Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Frank Robinson, and Hank Aaron) (Courtesy Killebrew was also very popular with the fans, because of his kind attitude towards them. Some athletes today are so obnoxious and mean to the fans. in my opinion, they should all aspire to be just like Killibrew. I feel this is a very sad day for all of us, especially the folks that knew him and watched him play. RIP Harmon Killebrew.

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Posted on May 17, 2011, in Baseball and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Very sad news for all of baseball. He was a great player with excellent talent and will be missed.

    I will add your site to my blogroll and come back often.

  2. If I ever saw him play, I’m sure it would feel like a greater loss to me. It’s a shame he died, but I’m sure his life was well spent!

  3. footballnutz17

    @Caardel Eaddy: Of course, great player, will be missed greatly. I’ll put you on my blogroll as well, and you can expect to see me often on your blog.

    @chappy: I’m sure his life was very well spent as well.

    Have either of you guys seen him play? Just wondering, because I would have loved to have seen him play, seems like a real gentlemen.

    • Nope not me. I wasn’t born till 81 🙂

      • footballnutz17

        Ahh 81, thats pretty cool.. I would have loved to have been born in “65 cuz of the great 70s and 80s music…

        Thanks for responding! I just wanted some opinions for how the guy played, his personality, etc.

  4. He was an all around nice guy, and a great player. He only played in one World Series, in which the Twins lost to the Dodgers in 1965.

    I’d put him in the same category as Cal Ripken, for being a classy guy.

    I will put your blog in my blogroll.

  5. footballnutz17

    Yea, Harmon and Cal, both real classy guys. I agree with you there.

    I just added your blog to my blogroll.

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