Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew dies at 74

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  • peabody Steamboat Springs, CO
    May 17, 2011 9:25 p.m.

    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 A-Rod ??

  • Spyneyes Woodinville, WA
    May 17, 2011 7:35 p.m.

    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!

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    May 17, 2011 1:59 p.m.

    Gotta love those Idaho farm boys. He was a good one.

  • MJB Tooele, UT
    May 17, 2011 12:35 p.m.

    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.

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    May 17, 2011 12:28 p.m.

    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.

  • I Will Be Till I Die Holladay, UT
    May 17, 2011 11:38 a.m.

    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!

  • Cold Ute West Valley City, Utah
    May 17, 2011 11:14 a.m.

    Harmon Killebrew is a great example of a sports hero to today's athletes. It would serve them well to follow his example!

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    May 17, 2011 10:22 a.m.

    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.