HARMON KILLEBREW

Game 93 | January 16, 1961 | Cookie Lavagetto, Harmon Killebrew
Lavagetto was best known for his pinch-hit double to ruin Bill Bevens' no-hit bid in the 1947 World Series. He was the manager of the Washington Senators, who moved here to become the Minnesota Twins. With his Twins in 9th place, he was fired on June 23, 1961, and replaced by Sam Mele. Killebrew, the Twins' all-time home run leader, hit 46 homers in the Twins' first season, and drove in 122 runs while batting .288.


Game 181 | January 19, 1970 | Harmon Killebrew, Bob Stein, Stan Williams
Seeking to improve their pitching, the Twins after the 1969 season packaged Dean Chance, Bob Miller, Graig Nettles and Ted Uhlaender in a trade with Cleveland for Williams and Luis Tiant. Williams rewarded them with a 10-1 record as a relief pitcher: Killebrew was coming off an MVP season in which he hit 49 home runs with 140 RBIs while batting .276. Stein, another future Dunker; was an All-American defensive end for the Gophers in 1967 and 1968, and played six years in the NFL with Kansas City, Los Angeles, San Diego and Minnesota.


Game 315 | June 6, 1984 | Harmon Killebrew
Harmon was back as part of the Twins broadcast team, nine years after his playing career ended. He had his number 3 formally retired on May 4, 1975. His appearance at Dunkers coincided with his election into the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, New York.


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