Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Tribute to Harmon Killebrew
My Dad was a fierce baseball fan. He had two jobs (he also built our house single-handedly during the years of 1958-1960) plus an acre of law in Minnesota's summers, and a long driveway to plow in the winters. Most times, he couldn't see the Twins on TV, but he always had the game on the radio.
Our backyard was the site of sometimes 2-3 softball games every day in the summers. All of us fought to be Harmon Killebrew, because naturally, we had to be one of our heroes in our sandlot games. Harmon Killebrew, quiet, talented, reliable, the very embodiment of Midwestern values, was our hero.
It was with great regret that I learned of his passing today.
Rest in peace, Harmon.