Wielding a powerful bat
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Harmon Killebrew, 1936-2011

Wielding a powerful bat
Minnesota Twins slugger Harmon Killebrew is pictured in 1963. The Hall of Famer, an Idaho native, hit 573 home runs during his 22 seasons with the Twins, the Washington Senators and the Kansas City Royals.
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A memorable season
In this photo from 1969, Harmon Killebew slugs his 49th home run of the season against the Chicago White Sox. He was named the American League’s most valuable player that year.
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A home run for Johnny
Harmon Killebrew poses with 9-year-old Johnny Guiney at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 12, 1964. Killebrew had visited Johnny in May after he was hospitalized with burns suffered when his altar boy robe caught fire. Johnny asked his idol to hit a homer, and the leading home-run hitter in the major leagues responded with a first-inning, two-run blast.
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Checking the schedule
Minnesota’s Harmon Killebrew checks the remaining American League schedule in the team’s clubhouse in the Twin Cities. A 13-time All-Star, Killebrew was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1984.
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Snaring a foul ball
Harmon Killebrew, playing third base, reaches into the stands to catch a ball off the bat of the Dodgers’ Johnny Roseboro in the fifth inning of Game 2 of the 1965 World Series. The Dodgers won the series in seven games.
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Sharing with his fans
Harmon Killebrew signs autographs before the Hall of Fame Classic baseball game in Cooperstown, N.Y., on June 20, 2010. At 5 feet 11 and 210 pounds, Killebrew was a stocky first and third baseman, outfielder and designated hitter who was particularly known for his memorably long home runs.
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An eye on his Twins
Harmon Killebrew watches from the dugout prior to the Twins’ spring training game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Fort Myers, Fla., on March 19 of this year.
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A franchise hero forever
Roses lie on the plaque next to the statue of Harmon Killebrew in Target Field Plaza in Minneapolis.
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