Harmon Killebrew

  • Harmon Killebrew
  • Harmon Killebrew
  • Harmon Killebrew
  • Harmon Killebrew
  • Harmon Killebrew

Harmon Clayton Killebrew (ˈkɪlɨbr; June 29, 1936 – May 17, 2011), nicknamed "Killer" and "Hammerin' Harmon", was an American professional baseball first baseman, third baseman, and left fielder. During his 22-year career in Major League Baseball (MLB), he played for the Washington Senators who later became the Minnesota Twins, and for the final season of his career, the Kansas City Royals. When he retired, he was second only to Babe Ruth in American League (AL) home runs and was the AL career leader in home runs by a right-handed batter (since broken by Alex Rodriguez). He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984.

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Filmography

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Acting Credits

2009
Prime 9 (TV Show)
Himself

2008
Himself - Pre-Game Hall of Fame Ceremony

1993
Himself

1990
VFW Man

1985
Himself - AL Honorary Captain

1971
Himself - AL First Baseman

1970
Himself - AL Third Baseman

1970
Himself - Minnesota Twins Third Baseman 

1969
Himself - AL Third Baseman

1969
Himself - Minnesota Twins Third Baseman

1968
Himself - AL First Baseman

1967
Himself - AL First Baseman

1966
Himself - AL Third Baseman

1965
Himself - AL First Baseman

1965
1965 World Series (TV Show)
Himself - Minnesota Twins Third Baseman

1964
Himself - AL Left Fielder

1963
Himself - AL Outfielder

1959
Home Run Derby (TV Show)
Himself

Self

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Quotes

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"When I watch the games today I see pitches right down the middle called balls. So I don't know where the strike zone is these days. They seem to have a wide plate and a small strike zone." (in 1998)


"Life is precious and time is a key element. Let's make every moment count and help those who have a greater need than our own. I like to tell the story of my loving mother, Katie, saying, 'We're here to help each other. What other reason could there be? So get with it, son.'"


"My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, 'You're tearing up the grass'; 'We're not raising grass,' Dad would reply. 'We're raising boys.'"


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  • Harmon Killebrew - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (8 April 1963)

Batting Stats

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Major League batting statistics for Harmon Killebrew.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1954 WSH 9 13 1 4 1 0 0 3 0 2 3 0.308 0.400 0.385
1955 WSH 38 80 12 16 1 0 4 7 0 9 31 0.200 0.281 0.363
1956 WSH 44 99 10 22 2 0 5 13 0 10 39 0.222 0.291 0.394
1957 WSH 9 31 4 9 2 0 2 5 0 2 8 0.290 0.333 0.548
1958 WSH 13 31 2 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 12 0.194 0.212 0.194
1959 WSH 153 546 98 132 20 2 42 105 3 90 116 0.242 0.354 0.516
1960 WSH 124 442 84 122 19 1 31 80 1 71 106 0.276 0.375 0.534
1961 MIN 150 541 94 156 20 7 46 122 1 107 109 0.288 0.405 0.606
1962 MIN 155 552 85 134 21 1 48 126 1 106 142 0.243 0.366 0.545
1963 MIN 142 515 88 133 18 0 45 96 0 72 105 0.258 0.349 0.555
1964 MIN 158 577 95 156 11 1 49 111 0 93 135 0.270 0.377 0.548
1965 MIN 113 401 78 108 16 1 25 75 0 72 69 0.269 0.384 0.501
1966 MIN 162 569 89 160 27 1 39 110 0 103 98 0.281 0.391 0.538
1967 MIN 163 547 105 147 24 1 44 113 1 131 111 0.269 0.408 0.558
1968 MIN 100 295 40 62 7 2 17 40 0 70 70 0.210 0.361 0.420
1969 MIN 162 555 106 153 20 2 49 140 8 145 84 0.276 0.427 0.584
1970 MIN 157 527 96 143 20 1 41 113 0 128 84 0.271 0.411 0.546
1971 MIN 147 500 61 127 19 1 28 119 3 114 96 0.254 0.386 0.464
1972 MIN 139 433 53 100 13 2 26 74 0 94 91 0.231 0.367 0.450
1973 MIN 69 248 29 60 9 1 5 32 0 41 59 0.242 0.352 0.347
1974 MIN 122 333 28 74 7 0 13 54 0 45 61 0.222 0.312 0.360
1975 KCR 106 312 25 62 13 0 14 44 1 54 70 0.199 0.317 0.375
Career 2435 8147 1283 2086 290 24 573 1584 19 1559 1699 - - -

Fielding Stats

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Major League fielding statistics for Harmon Killebrew.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1954 WSH 9 3 27 5 2 0 0 1.000
1955 WSH 38 17 171 24 49 5 3 0.936
1956 WSH 44 20 181 24 44 4 4 0.944
1957 WSH 9 7 65 2 16 1 2 0.947
1958 WSH 13 8 65 8 13 0 1 1.000
1959 WSH 153 153 1,350 135 325 30 18 0.939
1960 WSH 124 116 1,045 629 135 17 76 0.978
1961 MIN 150 150 1,325 1003 143 23 101 0.980
1962 MIN 155 152 1,252 239 5 8 4 0.968
1963 MIN 142 137 1,122 215 7 3 0 0.987
1964 MIN 158 157 1,390 233 3 7 0 0.971
1965 MIN 113 110 966 673 113 12 67 0.985
1966 MIN 162 161 1,403 436 205 18 41 0.973
1967 MIN 163 163 1,393 1285 89 12 100 0.991
1968 MIN 100 87 721 601 71 7 51 0.990
1969 MIN 162 162 1,368 649 219 22 67 0.975
1970 MIN 157 155 1,280 312 212 20 28 0.963
1971 MIN 147 142 1,216 700 149 13 55 0.985
1972 MIN 139 128 995 995 99 9 82 0.992
1973 MIN 69 57 451 431 45 1 42 0.998
1974 MIN 33 31 223 218 21 2 21 0.992
1975 KCR 6 4 34 28 0 0 4 1.000
Career 2246 2120 - 8845 1965 214 767 -



First NameHarmon
Middle NameClayton
Last NameKillebrew
Full Name at BirthHarmon Clayton Killebrew
Other NamesKiller
Age74 (age at death)
Date of BirthJune 29, 1936
BirthplacePayette, Idaho
Date of DeathMay 17, 2011
Height6' (183 cm)
Weight195 lbs (88.5 kg)
BuildAthletic
Hair ColorGrey
Star SignCancer
EthnicityWhite
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolPayette (Payette, ID)
OccupationFormer Major League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionFirst Baseman, Third Baseman, Leftfielder
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB Debut23 June 1954
Last MLB Game26 September 1975
Hall of FameInducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1984 (335/403 ballots).
Claim to FameMinnesota Twins

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