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Harmon Killebrew
Harmon Clayton Killebrew    (aka Killer)
Born: 6/29/1936 in Payette, ID USA      Hall Of Fame: 1984
Weight: 195 lb.      Height: 6'0"
Bats: R                 Throws: R

Batting Pitching Fielding Salaries Achievements HoF Manager
YearAgeTeamLgGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOIBBHBPSHSFDPBAOBPSLGOPS
195418WS1AL91314100300230001.308.400.385.785
195519WS1AL3880121610470093100003.200.281.363.643
195620WS1AL449910222051300103900012.222.291.394.685
195721WS1AL931492025002800000.290.333.548.882
195822WS1AL13312600020001201010.194.212.194.406
195923WS1AL15354698132202421053290116170412.242.354.516.870
196024WS1AL1244428412219131801071106310310.276.375.534.909
196125MINAL150541941562074612212107109630511.288.405.6061.012
196226MINAL155552851342114812612106142640414.243.366.545.912
196327MINAL1425158813318045960072105430616.258.349.555.904
196428MINAL15857795156111491110093135580415.270.377.548.924
196529MINAL1134017810816125750072691240210.269.384.501.885
196630MINAL162569891602713911002103981820312.281.391.538.929
196731MINAL16354710514724144113101311111530816.269.408.558.965
196832MINAL1002954062721740007070920413.210.361.420.782
196933MINAL1625551061532024914082145842050416.276.427.5841.011
197034MINAL157527961432014111303128842320828.271.411.546.957
197135MINAL1475006112719128119321149614001021.254.386.464.850
197236MINAL1394335310013226740194911210416.231.367.450.817
197337MINAL69248296091532004159210010.242.352.347.698
197438MINAL1223332874701354004561600412.222.312.360.672
197539KCAAL1063122562130144412547041025.199.317.375.692
22 Seasons 243581471283208629024573158419181559169916048077243.256.376.509.884

Post Season

YearAgeTeamRoundGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOIBBHBPSHSFDPBAOBPSLGOPS
196529MINWS721260012006400000286.444.429.873
196933MINALCS38211000006220001125.500.250.750
197034MINALCS311230024002400000273.385.8181.203
3 Post Seasons 1340610103600141020001.250.444.500.944
YearAgeTeamLgWLGGSCGSHOSVIPHERHRBBSOERAIBBWPHBPBKBFPGFR
No Pitching Records Found

Post Season

YearAgeTeamRoundWLGGSCGSHOSVIPHERHRBBSOERAIBBWPHBPBKBFPGFR
No Post Season Pitching Records Found
YearAgeTeamLgPosGGSInnPOAEDPPBFP
195418WS1AL2B332752001.000
195519WS1AL2B305.110001.000
195519WS1AL3B23171662349530.935
195620WS1AL2B422464110.909
195620WS1AL3B20181571840330.951
195721WS1AL2B1010000
195721WS1AL3B7764216120.947
195822WS1AL3B9865813011.000
195923WS1AL3B1501491319.112932530180.938
195923WS1ALLF4430.260001.000
195923WS1ALOF4430.260001.000
196024WS1AL1B7171608.2584328690.987
196024WS1AL3B654543745103970.943
196125MINAL1B119115997.19726714910.987
196125MINAL3B4533309.128759100.920
196125MINALLF221931001.000
196125MINALOF221931001.000
196226MINAL1B4227140140.933
196226MINALLF15115012252255700.970
196226MINALOF15115012252275800.967
196327MINALLF13713711222157300.987
196327MINALOF13713711222197300.987
196428MINALLF15715713902333700.971
196428MINALOF1571571390.12321700.971
196428MINALRF100.10000
196529MINAL1B7270610636358640.988
196529MINAL3B44403523778430.966
196529MINALLF2040000
196529MINALOF1040000
196630MINAL1B4240341.1330154300.989
196630MINAL3B1071039158319014110.951
196630MINALLF1818146.2230001.000
196630MINALOF1818146.2220001.000
196731MINAL1B1601601369128386111000.992
196731MINAL3B332423100.833
196832MINAL1B7777652594564500.994
196832MINAL3B111069715310.880
196933MINAL1B8066590.1574342550.997
196933MINAL3B105967787518520120.929
197034MINAL1B282620520493140.986
197034MINAL3B1381291075.110820317140.948
197135MINAL1B9082706658562520.997
197135MINAL3B6460510.242931130.925
197236MINAL1B130128995.1995999820.992
197337MINAL1B5757451431451420.998
197337MINALDH90
197438MINAL1B3331223.2218212210.992
197438MINALDH570
197539KCAAL1B6434280041.000
197539KCAALDH920
22 Seasons 2871258821985955419792327670.980

Post Season

YearAgeTeamRoundPosGGSInnPOAEDPPBFP
196529MINWS3B7760117100.947
196933MINALCS3B3331.163001.000
197034MINALCS1B11970011.000
197034MINALCS3B221714100.833
3 Post Seasons 1313117.12514210.951
YearAgeTeamLeagueSalary
No Salary Records Found
YearAgeLeagueAward
196933ALMVP
197135MLLou Gehrig Memorial Award
YearAgeVotersBallotsRequiredVotesPct.InductedCategory
198145BBWAA401301239.00.59601NPlayer
198246BBWAA415312246.00.59277NPlayer
198347BBWAA374281269.00.71925NPlayer
198448BBWAA403303335.00.83127YPlayer
YearAgeTeamLgDiv#GWLPct.Div RankPly/Mgr
No Managerial Records Found

Player Discussion

[Harmon Killebrew Topics] 1985: Harmon tries to hit one across the Mississippi
nearlygod : May 17, 2011 08:56 PM

From The Star Tribune:

Article by: MICHAEL DORSHER Updated: May 17, 2011 - 3:25 PM

Harmon Killebrew didn't quite know what he was getting into when he was asked to make a publicity appearance as part of baseball's All-Star Game festivities.

(In 1985, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire journalism professor Michael Dorsher was the bureau chief for United Press International in the Twin Cities. The All-Star Game was played in Minnesota that year, just as it had been 20 years earlier. Dorsher wrote this story about one of the events that took place during the All-Star festivities, involving Harmon Killebrew and legendary Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax, who were the game's honorary captains)

When the All-Star Game last came to Minnesota in 1965, Harmon Killebrew slugged a 411-foot two-run home run.

On Monday, the day before the All-Star Game returns to Minneapolis, Killebrew spent part of the morning in a futile attempt to hit a baseball 600 feet across the Mississippi River.

With more than 1,000 fans pressing too closely to let a pitcher serve up meaty fastballs, Killebrew had to toss the balls up and hit them like fungoes.

Looking like a duffer confronted with the world's largest water hazard, he plunked one ball after another into the muddy Mississippi, none of them landing more than halfway across.

''That was kind of a disappointing experience,'' Killebrew said later.

He had come to Boom Island dressed in a new red, white and blue Twins uniform with his retired No. 3 on the back. He was accompanied by Sandy Koufax, the other All-Star honorary captain and the man who beat the Twins in the seventh game of the 1965 World Series after just two days rest.

''They told us they just wanted to take some pictures of us in front of the Minneapolis skyline,'' said Killebrew, apparently unaware of the buildup given the event. ''We didn't know anything about hitting the ball across the river until we were driving up to the place. Then there were about 3,000 fans and they all wanted autographs. It was a bad deal.''

The fans had come to see the player who hit 573 home runs over 22 seasons -- plus three home runs in 11 All-Star games. Killebrew was elected to the Hall of Fame last year. He tied for the lead in the American League in home runs six times during his career

''I've been watching him since I was a kid, but I've never been this close to him,'' said Barb Guille who had four children in tow. ''I remember a grand slam he hit when I was at the game on Memorial Day (1971).''

The woman standing next to her, Vickie Gangness, remembered being at the park June 3, 1967, when Killebrew belted the only home run to reach Metropolitan Stadium's left field upper deck, a shot of 522 feet.

Killebrew, now 48 and a television commentator for Twins games, looks about the same today as he did midway through his career, only his temples are a little more grey. Bald and stubby, he was a guy arm-chair managers and housewives could relate to.

Even in the aftermath of Monday's debacle, Killebrew appreciated that. As he stopped to satisfy autograph seekers after the opening All-Star Game press conference, a reporter asked why he remained so beloved.

''Gee, I don't know,'' he said. ''But it sure is nice.''

Then he left to play in a charity golf tournament.

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