Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew Dead at 74

Minnesota Twins slugger is 11th on all-time home run list
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 17, 2011 12:12 PM CDT

(Newser) – Harmon Killebrew, the Minnesota Twins slugger known for his tape-measure home runs, has died at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 74. The team said Killebrew died peacefully this morning with his wife, Nita, and their family at his side. He had been diagnosed with esophageal cancer in December. Killebrew hit 573 home runs during his 22-year career, the 11th-most in major league history. His eight seasons with 40 or more homers still is tied for second in league history to Babe Ruth. (Read more Harmon Killebrew stories.)

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