Harmon Killebrew, a Hall of Fame third baseman with the old Washington Senators and Minnesota Twins for years, is dying of esophageal cancer. He’s 74 years old. In his words:

I am comforted by the fact that I am surrounded by my family and friends. I thank you for the outpouring of concern, prayers and encouragement that you have shown me. I look forward to spending my final days in comfort and peace with Nita by my side.”

My closest connection to Killebrew came from watching old clips of “Home Run Derby” on the Classic Sports channel. From everything I’ve ever read, Killebrew is a great guy. If you have a moment, send your thoughts to him and his family.


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