Harmon Killebrew Documentary
Preview “KILLER” The Harmon Killebrew Story
First complete documentary to share the inspiring story of baseball legend, Harmon Killebrew. Killebrew was one of the most prolific home run hitters in the history of major league baseball. During his 22-year career in the Majors, he was a prolific power hitter who, at the time of his retirement, was second only to Babe Ruth in American League home runs. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984. During the 1960’s Killebrew hit 40 home runs in a season, eight times.
He is a man of monumental strength who uses it only to hit baseballs…
He never argues with the umpire or fights the manager.
He’s as popular as Santa Claus, as taken for granted as electricity, as cheerful as a Kansas picnic…
If they had a category for 25 all-time ‘nicest,” he would be so far out in front that whoever was second would be in a monastery.”
Jim Murray, Los Angeles Times
Harmon Killebrew was a gentle and humble man off the field. Former Twins Public Relations Director Tom Mee said of Harmon “He is one of the finest individuals in the major leagues… to know Harmon Killebrew is to be a Killebrew fan”, and his old Twins teammate Rich Reese called him “One of the classiest people I’ve ever met in my life” further stating “he treated people with respect, even with the stature he had.” When he retired in 1975 from the Kansas City Royals, Harmon ranked “5th All-Time” and second only to Babe Ruth in the American League for home runs. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984.
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“KILLER: The Harmon Killebrew Story” First complete broadcast documentary to tell the life story of baseball great, Harmon Killebrew. This is the life story of slugger Harmon “Killer” Killebrew, one of the most prolific home run hitters in the history of major league baseball. During his 22-year career in the Majors, Killebrew was a prolific power hitter who, at the time of his retirement, was second only to Babe Ruth in AL home runs. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984. During the 1960’s Killebrew hit 40 home runs in a season, eight times. His finest season was 1969, when he hit 49 home runs and recorded 140 RBIs. Killebrew led the league six times in home runs and three times in RBIs, and was named to eleven All-Star teams. He hit the longest measured home runs at Minnesota’s Metropolitan Stadium, 520 ft, and Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium, 471 ft, and he was the first of just four batters to hit a baseball over the left field roof at Detroit’s Tiger Stadium. Despite his nicknames and his powerful style of play, Killebrew was a quiet, kind man. Asked about his hobbies, Killebrew replied, “Just washing the dishes, I guess.” After retiring from baseball, he became a television broadcaster, and served as a hitting instructor for the Oakland A’s. He moved to Arizona in 1990 and chaired the Harmon Killebrew Foundation. He was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in December 2010, and died five months later.