Harmon, Killebrew in 1962A friend once said that Harmon Killebrew was his only hero that never let him down.

For a generation-plus of Minnesota Twins baseball fans, Killebrew was a larger-than-life hero on the field.

But despite the long shadow he cast on the diamond during his Hall of Fame career, Killebrew was an even greater man off the field. He rarely let people down. That’s why so many Twins and baseball fans were grieving this week after the slugger passed away on Tuesday at age 74 due to cancer.

(READ the tribute in the Post-Bulletin)

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