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.
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 ESPN.com). 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.
Posted on May 17, 2011, in Baseball and tagged Babe Ruth, Baseball, Death, Frank Robinson, Hank Aaron, Harmon Killebrew, Home Run, Minnesota Twins, MLB, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Run batted in, Sports, Willie Mays. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.