Sad to learn the news that Twins Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew has esophageal cancer.
I remember, as a youngin, that Killebrew was quite scary when he stepped into the batters box. He looked like a slugger...maybe because he was a slugger. He ended up with 573 homers. Killebrew was also a great name for a feared home run hitter. I don't think Killebrew would be a good name for a slap hitter.
My prayers go out to the man they called "Killer." He was also known as "The Fat Kid." I learned that from Jim Bouton's book "Ball Four," the best baseball book ever written by the way.
At 74, I hope Killebrew, a first class guy, has many more years left.