Harmon Killebrew

Harmon Killebrew
Birthdate 6/29/1936
Death Date 5/17/2011
Debut Year 1954
Year of Induction 1984
Teams Royals, Senators, Twins
Positions Designated Hitter, First Base, Left Field, Third Base

Harmon Killebrew hit 573 homers; at his retirement it was the most in AL history by a right-hander and 2nd behind Babe Ruth for HRs in the AL.

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Harmon Killebrew led the AL in homers six times

Harmon Killebrew led the AL in homers six times

Harmon Killebrew made his Major League debut on June 23, 1954. Fifteen months before that he signed this contract on March 16, 1952. The deal calls for Killebrew’s signature to appear on souvenir baseballs with stamped signatures. The terms of the contract? Killebrew received one cent per ba
Harmon Killebrew made 13 All Star teams in 22 years

Harmon Killebrew made 13 All Star teams in 22 years

Harmon Killebrew’s flowing signature is found on this Topps Chewing Gum baseball card, a 1968 All Star rendition. Killebrew was a 6-time home run champ who led the league in RBI three times and walks four times. The slugger hit 25 or more homers in 13 seasons to finish with 573 in his career.
Jack Lang of the BBWAA informed Killebrew of his election to Cooperstown

Jack Lang of the BBWAA informed Killebrew of his election to Cooperstown

Harmon Killebrew felt he had a career worthy of baseball’s highest honor. At the time of his retirement, only Henry Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, and Frank Robinson had more home runs. In his first year on the Cooperstown ballot, Killebrew received 59.6% of the vote,

One response to “Harmon Killebrew”

  1. bill Drew says:

    He was with the Royals? Did they exist at that time? Wasn’t it the KC Athletics?

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