The finest, like Harmon Killebrew, leave a glowing path of hope and blessings behind them, there to encourage us long after they've gone. We follow their path with a renewed belief in the goodness of other people, elevating their needs and concerns above our own.
|1969 Topps Card|
Honestly, there's not much more I'm up to saying right now, this cold morning on the day after Harmon announced he was resigned to his fate. He is entering hospice care five months after the initial diagnosis of his esophageal cancer. I hope I can add a few words, concerning the first time I ever saw Harmon Killebrew play baseball. Coming shortly is an entry in the continuing Twins Game of The Week series at this site. It will conjur the sights, sounds and smells of the July 29, 1969 Twins doubleheader vs. Detroit. A snapshot taken during the greatest year of a gentle man they called The Killer.