Wednesday, May 18, 2011


From the New York Times:

Harmon Killebrew, the Hall of Famer who developed the strength to hit home runs by lifting 10-gallon milk cans as an Idaho farmhand and grew up to be one of the most feared sluggers of his generation, died on Tuesday morning at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., four days after announcing that he was ending treatment for esophageal cancer. He was 74.

Among the many TV appearances he made on talk shows and televised sporting events over the years as a member of the League of Themselves, he did appear in a series as his fictionalized televersion.

In a 1995 episode of 'Step By Step', Killebrew's interview with a star player was interrupted by Brendan after he discovered that the player was only in it for the money and didn't give a bleep about his fans. (The episode title was "Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio?")

He also practiced his serlinguistic skills in at least one blipvert:

Good night and may God bless.


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