Harmon Killebrew, 1936-2011

I wrote about Harmon Killebrew on Friday, when he made public his impending death.

I hoped for another rally by the Twins’ legend, at least for a few more days and weeks. Those of who admired the man and the player, and in that order, weren’t ready to say goodbye to the greatest Twin of all time.

But the ultimate umpire has called the game and Harmon has headed to the clubhouse for the final time. He touched all the bases 573 times and he touched millions of fans with his gracious, humble manner.

Here’s some great photos of Hammerin’ Harmon from Sports Illustrated: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/1105/mlb-harmon-killebrew-rare-photos/content.1.html?eref=fromvlt