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The Naming of The Twins: Nov. 26, 1960

On this day 54 years ago, Calvin Griffith announced his decision to name the new Minnesota franchise that was relocating to the Minneapo...

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Harmon Killebrew: Hall Of Fame Acceptance Speech, Aug. 12,1984

Edited: Sunday, August 12, 2012

This is another installment in a series honoring the principal figure in Minnesota Twins history.

As seen at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, in Cooperstown, N.Y.

With fellow '84 inductees Don Drysdale,Pee Wee Reese
Rick Ferrell, and Luis Aparicio, Aug. 12, 1984.

His words speak for themselves...I always listen for his "we're raising kids" phrase, a comment his father made to his mother, complaining about the grass in the family back yard being destroyed by Harmon and his brothers' sporting exploits.

Watch, too, for the obvious, heartfelt words from Harmon, especially when he is speaking about his father.

In the beginning...
this photo from 1954 completely foreshadows what was in Harmon's future.

As our friend at the mic, Herb Carneal, would say it "...And the count rides along." - TT

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