Tuesday, May 17, 2011
"The Fat Kid"
That's what they called Harmon Killebrew when he first came up to the big leagues. As in, "Hey, the Fat Kid just hit another one."
By the time he left, they were calling him Hall of Famer. Now 11th all time on the home run list.
Dead today at 74. Hurts me.
Saw him in 1975, his last year in the majors, with the Royals in Arlington against the Rangers. Makes my personal highlight reel.
He was a beautiful human being.