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Remembering Killebrew

Harmon Killebrew's death Tuesday morning from esophageal cancer was unexpected only in the speed it took place after the Hall of Fame Twins slugger's announcement on Friday that he was entering into hospice care for his final days. Manager Ron Gardenhire, in fact, said he had hoped to visit Killebrew in Phoenix this weekend while the Twins were in town for an interleague series.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune has put together the definitive obit on the life of Killebrew, which is definitely worth the read. 

For video, audio and more stories, has a full package on Killebrew's life.

The Twins' players had previously announced they would be wearing their cream-colored retro jerseys at home the rest of the season in honor of Killebrew. Nice touch.

---Mike Harrington


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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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