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Harmon Killebrew

Killebrew in 1962
First baseman / Third baseman / Left fielder
Born: (1936-06-29)June 29, 1936
Payette, Idaho
Died: May 17, 2011(2011-05-17) (aged 74)
Scottsdale, Arizona
Batted: Right Threw: Right

It must be nice for today's hitters when you don't have to worry about being thrown at. It's a whole different deal. When I played, getting knocked down was an accepted part of the game.
Harmon Killebrew
I always tried to watch the pitcher and his complete windup from the moment he had the ball in his glove all the way through his motion, and tried to follow it all the way out of his hand, all the way to home plate.
Harmon Killebrew
I found out early in life that I could hit a baseball farther than most players, and that's what I tried to do.
Harmon Killebrew
When I was 14, and for the next four years, I was lifting and hauling 10-gallon milk cans full of milk. That will put muscles on you even if you're not trying.
Harmon Killebrew
Joe Mauer's the real deal. He is absolutely wonderful. Not only is he a great player, but he's a great human being. He's the kind of guy you'd like to see… be your son.
Harmon Killebrew
I'm not a quitter. All my career, I went through a lot of physical adversity, injuries. It's in my nature to be a battler.
Harmon Killebrew
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.
Harmon Killebrew
I want to say that maybe I've made some wrong decisions, but I'm still an honorable person, and I intend to take care of all of my obligations.
Harmon Killebrew
It takes a lot of dedication to quit smoking, and whether you give up for good on your first try or have to give it a couple of tries – just keep swinging at it and you will succeed.
Harmon Killebrew
The Mayo Clinic is one of the largest and most experienced medical centers treating esophageal cancer in the world.
Harmon Killebrew
Society doesn't like to deal with death, but it is a natural part of living.
Harmon Killebrew
No matter what, I've always been an optimistic person.
I do everything in a straightforward manner.
I didn't think much about batting average when I was playing.
The people in the Upper Midwest were the same kind of people I grew up around in Idaho.
Harmon Killebrew
Hitting .400 is something you can do by yourself. But you have to rely on guys getting on base at the right time to drive in that many runs.
Harmon Killebrew
I like happy endings.
I didn't have evil intentions, but I guess I did have power.
I was set to go to Oregon to play college baseball and football.
There was a time when rival teams used a shift against me. They would put the second baseman on the shortstop's side of the bag, move the shortstop into the hole to his right, and have the third baseman hug the foul line. The idea was to build an infield wall against a known right-handed pull hitter.
Harmon Killebrew
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.'
Harmon Killebrew
Pitchers are smart. They know they are much better off if they mix things up and keep you off-balance.
Harmon Killebrew
I speak very highly of Jim Thome. Not only is he a great player, but he's a great individual.
Harmon Killebrew
At Tiger Stadium, the dugouts are so low that you walk in and hit your head on the ceiling. People would say, 'Don't feel bad. Ty Cobb did the same thing.'
Harmon Killebrew
Hospice is such a tremendous thing. Patients seem to reach an inner peace.
In baseball, you pack your uniform in the clubhouse after a ball game, and you see it hanging up in your locker when you get to your next city.
Harmon Killebrew