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Thursday, July 12, 2012

"Harmon Killebrew: The Ultimate Slugger" Interviews, Author Steve Aschburner

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                                                                     Local Twins Cities A.M. radio interview
                                                                      with author on Davis & Emmer Show.
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Great depth, nice insights.

The net has been bulking up with Steve Aschburner interviews. He is the author of the new book, adding fresh color to our portrait of Harmon Killebrew.

It is - hard to believe - the first whack at an in-depth portrait of the most prolific homerun hitter of the 1960's since 1971. Wayne J. Anderson wrote Harmon Killebrew: Baseball's Superstar," for which I gave a thumbs-down in my Twins books post from a while back. That book definitely had redeeming features, but Anderson's plodding method ultimately bogged the book down with some trivial detail. Too much vanilla!

I like the comprehensive nature of these interviews, with the two local clips featuring Steve Aschburner (Twitter link), who writes regularly for Aschburner also created a fantastic overview of Twins history with his 2008 book "The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly: Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Minnesota Twins History." The ten year-old schoolboy in me gushed over that book's richness, the enjoyable "You are there" narrative in the aforementioned review. I can't help but think I'll similarly react to the new take on The Killer!

The Following is a radio interview Aschburner gave for Doug Miles, a southwest Florida writer and broadcast personality:

 The post concludes with the Killebrew segment of the 
"Boys In The Hallshow from Fox Sports, which aired in May, 2012.

As that great orator of the microphone ended his Twins broadcasts, I say:
"So long, everybody!" (Herb Carneal)

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