June 29, 1936,
in Payette, Idaho
Harmon Clayton Killebrew
Major League Debut:
Teams Played For:
Washington Senators (1954-1960), Minnesota Twins (1961-1974), Kansas City Royals (1975)
1965 World Series, 1969 ALCS, 1970 ALCS
All-Star (11): 1959, 1961, 1963-1971; 1969 American League Most Valuable Player
Although quiet and soft-spoken, Harmon Killebrew epitomized raw power. He hit an astounding 573 career round-trippers, surpassed only by Babe Ruth among American League sluggers. Over his 22-year career with the Senators, Twins, and Royals, he tied or led the league in home runs six times, belted 40 or more on eight occasions and knocked in 100 or more runs nine times. "Killer" won the American League MVP Award in 1969, when he led the league in home runs, RBI, walks and on-base percentage.
"He was the meal ticket for our franchise for all those years in Washington and Minnesota."
— Calvin Griffith
Did You Know?...
On June 3, 1967, Harmon Killebrew blasted the longest home run ever hit at the Twins' old park, Metropolitan Stadium - a shot that landed in the second deck of the bleachers
Hall of Fame
Elected to Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers in 1984, Player
335 votes on 403 ballots 83.13%
Hall of Fame Teammate:
Home Run Milestones