Tag: Harmon Killebrew

The Minnesota Twins inaugurate their new outdoor ballpark, Target Field, with a 5 – 2 win over the Red Sox. A host of former Twins greats, including Hall of Famers Harmon Killebrew and Rod Carew, joined by Tony Oliva, Kent Hrbek and Frank Viola, among others, are on hand to witness the historic game. Carl Pavano picks up the win while Joe Mauer and Jason Kubel pace the offence with three hits and two RBI each.

The Minnesota Twins inaugurate their new outdoor ballpark, Target Field, with a 5 – 2 win over the Red Sox. A host of former Twins greats, including Hall of Famers Harmon Killebrew and Rod Carew, joined by Tony Oliva, Kent Hrbek and Frank Viola, among others, are on hand to witness the historic game. Carl Pavano picks up the win while Joe Mauer and Jason Kubel pace the offence with three hits and two RBI each.

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Joe Mauer becomes the fifth Twin to be named the American League’s Most Valuable Player

Joe Mauer (.365, 28, 96) becomes the fifth Twin to be named the American League’s Most Valuable Player, joining Zoilo Versalles (1965), Harmon Killebrew (1969), Rod Carew (1977), and Justin Morneau (2006). The slugging Gold Glove catcher, who missed the first month of the season with a back injury, receives 27 of 28 first-place votes cast by the BBWAA, and the St. Paul native easily outpoints Yankee teammates Mark Teixeira and Derek Jeter.

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Harmon Killebrew 503 foot homerun the longest home run ever hit in Metropolitan Stadium

Harmon Killebrew launches the longest home run ever hit in Metropolitan Stadium, a 503-foot shot which travels deep in the second deck of the left-center field bleachers. The stadium chair the ball hit by the Twins’ outfielder is mounted high on a wall overlooking the flume ride at Nickelodeon Universe in the Mall of America, the former site of the Met, in the precise spot the ball landed in the upper deck in deep left-center field.

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Sandy Koufax declines to pitch the first game of the World Series against the Twins because the scheduled game occurs Yom Kippur, Dodgers lose 8-2

Sandy Koufax declines to pitch the first game of the World Series against the Twins because the scheduled game occurs Yom Kippur, the most sacred of the Jewish holidays. As the Dodger southpaw attends shul and fasts on the Day of Atonement, Don Drysdale gives up seven runs in three innings in the team’s 8-2 loss at Minnesota’s Metropolitan Stadium.

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In Minnesota, the White Sox and Twins split a pair of 9 – 5 decisions in a day-night doubleheader. Harmon Killebrew hits his 39th homer in the opener to back Al Schroll’s six innings of spotty pitching. Al Smith has four hits and four ribbies in the nitecap. Numberless rookie Joe Horlen makes his major league debut in relief and picks up the win. The only road uniform available has no number on it.

In Minnesota, the White Sox and Twins split a pair of 9 – 5 decisions in a day-night doubleheader. Harmon Killebrew hits his 39th homer in the opener to back Al Schroll’s six innings of spotty pitching. Al Smith has four hits and four ribbies in the nitecap. Numberless rookie Joe Horlen makes his major league debut in relief and picks up the win. The only road uniform available has no number on it.

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Kansas City OF Whitey Herzog hits into the only all-Cuban triple play in major league history

Kansas City OF Whitey Herzog hits into the only all-Cuban triple play in major league history. The action goes from Washington P Pedro Ramos, to 1B Julio Becquer, to SS Jose Valdivielso. The win, however, goes to reliever Chuck Stobbs as the Nats take an 8 – 3 decision. Harmon Killebrew has a two-run homer.

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Yankee pitcher Bob Turley turns in another one hit masterpiece at Washington. A lazy fly in the 9th by pinch-hitter Julio Becquer drops in front of LF Norm Siebern for the only Senator safety. SS Tony Kubek goes 8 for 10 in the doubleheader, as the Yanks sweep, 10 – 6 and 7 – 0.

Yankee pitcher Bob Turley turns in another one hit masterpiece at Washington. A lazy fly in the 9th by pinch-hitter Julio Becquer drops in front of LF Norm Siebern for the only Senator safety. SS Tony Kubek goes 8 for 10 in the doubleheader, as the Yanks sweep, 10 – 6 and 7 – 0.

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In an 18 – 7 loss to the Tigers, Senators 18-year-old rookie third baseman Harmon Killebrew hits his first major league home run off Billy Hoeft. “Killer” will finish his 22-year Hall of Fame career with 573 homers.

In an 18 – 7 loss to the Tigers, Senators 18-year-old rookie third baseman Harmon Killebrew hits his first major league home run off Billy Hoeft. “Killer” will finish his 22-year Hall of Fame career with 573 homers.

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Harmon Killbrew debuts

August 24, 1954 a young 18 year old by the name of Harmon Killebrew is penciled in to start and play for the first time in front of his home fans at Griffith stadium. The rookie would play the entire game at second base, a...

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