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Harmon Killebrew


1936 Born June 29 in Payette, Idaho
1954 Signed by Washington Senators as a "bonus baby," one week before 18th birthday. Makes major league debut on June 23.
1959 Becomes regular in Washington starting lineup
1961 Washington Senators relocate to Minneapolis-St. Paul—renamed Minnesota Twins.
1965 Bats .286 in seven games, hitting one home run as Twins lose World Series to Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 3.
1969-70 Plays in American League Championship Series as Twins lose each year in three straight to the Baltimore Orioles.
1974 Released by Twins
1975 Plays final season for Kansas City Royals; ends career with 573 homers
1977 Helps found Danny Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament in honor of teammate who died of leukemia
1998 Founds Harmon Killebrew Foundation, Ltd., with his wife, Nita

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