RIP Harmon Killebrew

tampa_edski

New User
Very nice. He will be missed. By the time I started to follow baseball he was a shadow of his former self, but my dad and older brother made it a point for me to know who he really was - not that guy hitting .200 for the Royals...

back when a game was a game...
 

Bengals1

Hall of Fame
Died only a few days after stating he would no longer undergo Chemo and moved into a Hospice....:neutral:
 

billsgwn

Banned
Truly one of the all time great sluggers and human beings. Its sad that the HR greats who didnt cheat with roids and steroids are not gonna be around too much longer. With Willie Mays being 80, i hope we dont have to hear any bad news about him for a good while.
 

hollywood9826

Hall of Fame
The greatest right handed power hitter of all time.

He hit a ball at old Metropolitan Stadium in Minn that was 520 feet. Mall of America now sits on the old stadium site and they left a chair up by the log ridw where the ball would have landed.

 

CCNM

Hall of Fame
Died only a few days after stating he would no longer undergo Chemo and moved into a Hospice....:neutral:
My family used Hospice when my maternal grandparents died. Usually when you go there it means you have less than a month to live. I hope they were as kind to the Killebrews as they were to my family. Rest in Peace Harmon.:cry: What is with this rush of dying athletes??? (Killebrew, the Belgian cyclist, former basketball star "Tractor" Taylor, three American Football players)
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
The greatest right handed power hitter of all time.

He hit a ball at old Metropolitan Stadium in Minn that was 520 feet. Mall of America now sits on the old stadium site and they left a chair up by the log ridw where the ball would have landed.

I think Albert Pujols might have something to say about that.

However, yes, RIP Killebrew, he definitely played before my time, but much respect to those that came before.


My family used Hospice when my maternal grandparents died. Usually when you go there it means you have less than a month to live. I hope they were as kind to the Killebrews as they were to my family. Rest in Peace Harmon.:cry: What is with this rush of dying athletes??? (Killebrew, the Belgian cyclist, former basketball star "Tractor" Taylor, three American Football players)
Don't forget Seve Ballesteros and Derek Boogard.
 

jhick

Professional
What is with this rush of dying athletes??? (Killebrew, the Belgian cyclist, former basketball star "Tractor" Taylor, three American Football players)
Hockey player Derek Boogaard just passed away at 28 too. :(
 

georgerou

Banned
I think Albert Pujols might have something to say about that.


Shhh please. Dont put Pujols in the class with Aaron, Mays, or Killebrew. With todays sluggers (Bonds, Canseco, McGuire, Sosa, Palmeiro, and so many more) all being linked to roids or HGH, you cant put him in with them. The fact that one of Pujols' earlier trainers was busted for distributing steroids doesnt make me think hes totally clean either .
 

Hewex

Semi-Pro
Growing up a Twins fan in MN during the 60's, we were all huge Harmon fans. He started out with the Washington Senators before they became the Twins in 61'. I remember watching him tear his hamstring in the 68(?) All Star game stretching for a throw, ( he played 1st base by then). RIP Harm...
 

Kevin T

Hall of Fame
R . I . P. "Killer" ~ a good man - a great player.



Yep, he was a good man. He was my Dad's favorite player and my greatest memento from him is a signed pic of Harmon with my Dad. Dad loved Harmon and just before he died, Mark McGuire. If he would have lived to see the steroid scandal, the list would have returned to just Killebrew.
 

hollywood9826

Hall of Fame
Shhh please. Dont put Pujols in the class with Aaron, Mays, or Killebrew. With todays sluggers (Bonds, Canseco, McGuire, Sosa, Palmeiro, and so many more) all being linked to roids or HGH, you cant put him in with them. The fact that one of Pujols' earlier trainers was busted for distributing steroids doesnt make me think hes totally clean either .
I made that stsement very well expecting to start a debate. And I figured the debate would be Mays, Aaron and Rogers Hornsby and maybe Jimmie Foxx. But Mays, Aaron and Hornsby. were complete hitters where Harmon was pretty much going to beat you with the long ball. The guy had 2086 hits of which 573 were homeruns. Thats staggerting almost one of every three hits was a homer.

Pujols need about 200 more bombs and 300 RBI to reach the category of being in the discussion of those other guys.

Harmon was what being a power hitter was all about. ANd that was before fields started shrinking. He hit a ball over the left field at Tiger Stadium hit the furtheset ball in Memorial stadiums history. He was beast.
 

georgerou

Banned
Pujols need about 200 more bombs and 300 RBI to reach the category of being in the discussion of those other guys.

and most importantly has to NEVER come up as a roiding cheater. Remember how soooo many insisted that Aroid never cheated and then it turned out he probably cheated for close to an entire decade? Cant give the benefit of the doubt to todays players.
 
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