May 13, 2011

Casey has taken his final swing in his final at-bat and now waits for the game to end: One of the greatest homerun hitters has decided that he can no longer fight a losing battle. In a statement released jointly by the Minnesota Twins and the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Harmon Killebrew said "it is with profound sadness" that he will no longer receive treatment for the "awful disease."

posted by Demophon to baseball at 02:50 PM - 2 comments

Great ballplayer. Class act. Even though he's not actually gone yet, he'll definitely be missed.

posted by TheQatarian at 03:13 PM on May 13, 2011

Definitely a class act. Had the honor to meet him a few times, very welcoming and gracious to everyone. He was my childhood idol, and now every time I attend a Ranger's game in Arlington, I make a pilgrimage to spot where they have a larger than life poster of Harmon hitting a home run. A sad day.

posted by dviking at 03:34 PM on May 13, 2011

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