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    "Old" Twins Fans......Killebrew battling cancer

    Sad news about a great Twin, and a great man. Wish him well.

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    Re: "Old" Twins Fans......Killebrew battling cancer

    I got to meet him with Bob Feller. Both were great.


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    Re: "Old" Twins Fans......Killebrew battling cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    I got to meet him with Bob Feller. Both were great.
    That had to be a real treat. I had an opportunity about 10 years ago to talk briefly with both Harmon and Mudcat Grant at a fund raiser for a local youth baseball group. Both were assume with the crowd and especially with the kids.



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    Re: "Old" Twins Fans......Killebrew battling cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by Dryburn View Post
    Sad news about a great Twin, and a great man. Wish him well.

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    Re: "Old" Twins Fans......Killebrew battling cancer

    My all time favorite player. Any sport.
    I did get to meet him once at sports store opener. Hundreds filed in and out and I was about ten feet from the door when they said that's it- Harmon's got to go home sometime. Everybody left but my wife and I and about a half hour later Harmon asked who the guy was waiting outside in the cold all this time. They told us Harmon wanted to talk with us and so we were able to have a great conversation, took pictures with my wife and I, signed baseballs for us, the whole nine yards. He could not have been any nicer than hero I always dreamed he was as a 10 year old kid listening to Twins games on the radio 30 years earlier.


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    Re: "Old" Twins Fans......Killebrew battling cancer

    Killer was great. I think every game I saw at the Met, Harm homered.

    I remember an old article in SPORT magazine about him. They called him The Fat Kid. One of the Toughest Outs in baseball. Sad to hear of his health problems.



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    Re: "Old" Twins Fans......Killebrew battling cancer

    Best wishes, Mr. Killebrew.

    The Harmon Brewery in Tacoma, WA has a beer named the Harmon Killerbrew. I was talking to them about the name, but they were already well-versed in the former Twins slugger.


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    Re: "Old" Twins Fans......Killebrew battling cancer

    Found a couple of short videos of an interview with Harmon from some time ago. Includes a little "Home Run Derby" contest between him and Mickey Mantle.

    Thought they might be interesting to old Twins fans.......each is about 6 minutes long.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hffB9um2Q8g]YouTube - Harmon Killebrew presents - Harmonic History - Part 1[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l52zHeWFDso&feature=related]YouTube - Harmon Killebrew presents - Harmonic History - Part 2[/ame]



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