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Harmon Killebrew

Baseball Player Harmon Killebrew

Full Name: Harmon Clayton Killebrew Jr., nicknamed ’The Killer’
Profession: Baseball Player

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Hall of fame first baseman who hit 573 home runs in his 22 year career, mostly with the Minnesota Twins.

Born: June 29, 1936
Birthplace: Payette, Idaho, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: May 17, 2011 (aged 74)

Historical Events

  • 1955-06-24 Harmon Killebrew hits his 1st HR (off Billy Hoeff)
  • 1962-07-18 Minnesota Twins Bob Allison and Harmon Killebrew hit grand slams in 1st inn & Harmon Killebrew connect in a club-record, 11-run 1st inning
  • 1963-08-29 Harmon Killebrew (Twins) HRs off Pete Burnside (Senators) in DH
  • 1964-05-24 Longest HR (471') in Baltimore Memorial Stadium (Harmon Killebrew, Minnesota Twins)
  • 1966-06-09 5 Minnesota Twins (Rich Rollins, Zolio Versailes, Tony Oliva, Don Michner, & Harmon Killebrew) all homer in 7th inning to beat A's 9-4
  • 1969-11-12 Minnesota's Harmon Killebrew is voted AL MVP
  • 1971-08-10 Twins' Harmon Killebrew is 10th to amass 500 HRs, & adds his 501st
  • 1971-08-11 Harmon Killebrew hits HRs #500 & 501
  • 1975-11-10 Royals release slugger Harmon Killebrew, ending his 22-year career
  • 1984-01-10 Luis Aparicio, Harmon Killebrew, & D Drysdale elected to Hall of Fame
  • 1984-08-12 Harmon Killebrew, Rick Ferrell, Don Drysdale, Pee Wee Reese, & Luis Aparicio are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

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