A true baseball player in every sense of the word. All his homers were
"clean" not juiced like the modern day wonders. Are you listening
Truly a sad day for me with this news of Harmon Killebrew's death. I loved him
from the time I was a young boy and once owned a signed bat of his. At least I
still have one of his 60's baseball cards!He gave a great talk to
the students when I was in school at BYU back in the 70's. Got to meet him and
shake his hand that day, way back when. He was a genuinely nice guy. One of my
most treasured memories with the rich and famous, and I've been lucky enough to
meet quite a few.The Twins are playing the Mariners tonight here in
Seattle. Would love to be there. I'm sure they'll have some kind of tribute in
his memory. It was once my goal to have a baseball card of every 500 Home Run
Club member. Not sure I'm going to make it!
Gotta love those Idaho farm boys. He was a good one.
I remember watching him play on t.v. when I was a boy. He was a favorite of
mine along with Willy Mays in the national league.
Dave Campbell, you fail."Killebrew's legend will live on in
myriad ways, but the design wasn't in his likeness, according to a 2009 MLB.com
interview with Jerry Dior, the logo's creator.'People have said my
design was based on Harmon Killebrew, but it wasn't,' said Dior, whose logo
first appeared on uniforms in the 1969 season. "Mine wasn't based on anyone
-- just a nondescript figure with a bat."Killebrew deserves
better than that.RIP, Minnesota Bomber.
A lot of people know Jerry West as "the logo" for the NBA, but I never
knew that Killebrew was the same for the MLB logo - how cool! Sympathies to the
family. Sounds like he left a wonderful legacy!
Harmon Killebrew is a great example of a sports hero to today's athletes. It
would serve them well to follow his example!
Harmon was one of my favorite major league baseball players growing up. I
always respected him as a great example for all of us with his humility and work
ethic. My heart goes out to his family.