Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols continued his climb up the all-time home run ladder Friday night, tying Harmon Killebrew for 11th all-time with his first-inning, two-run homer off of Oakland left-hander Eric Surkamp.
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There are 26 members of the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame. How many of them can you name? Note: Some members are associated with the team in unique ways Clue: The association with the team More text: Induction year
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When Harmon Killebrew died in 2011, obituaries recalled the statement of former Baltimore Orioles manager Paul Richards: “Killebrew can knock the ball out of any park, including Yellowstone.” Killebrew’s power resulted in 573 home runs in a 22-year career that spanned from 1954–75. Beginning his career with the Washington Senators, Killebrew did not see much playing time...
There he was, a 25-year-old rookie, standing among some of the best to ever play the game. Willie Mays. Roberto Clemente. Mickey Mantle. Harmon Killebrew. Hank Aaron. Somehow, some way, Tony Oliva wedged his way into that elite group. His numbers more than validated his selection to the 1964 All-Star Game, but the Cuba native and Twins outfielder still couldn't believe he was among...
By Rob Goldman, AngelsWin.com Historical Writer - In 1974 the milestones for Ryan continued to pile up. On August 30, he became the first pitcher in modern baseball history to have three consecutive 300-strikeoutseasons. On September 7, he broke the record for which he is perhaps most famous.Rockwell-American International provided parts for the NASA space program and the U.S. Army...
1975: The Royals held a 3-0 lead after a half-inning, but could not score again and dropped a 6-3 loss to the Twins at Metropolitan Stadium in Minneapolis. Vic Albury retired Freddie Patek to start the game, but Amos Otis doubled. John Mayberry struck out, but Hal McRae’s ground ball was misplayed by Twins third baseman Eric Soderholm. Otis scored and McRae wound up on second...
Nearly three years after his death, Harmon Killebrew is still being remembered. “No individual has ever meant more to the Minnesota Twins organization and millions of fans across Twins Territory than Harmon Killebrew,” Twins team president Dave St. Peter said following Killebrew’s death in May 2011. ”Harmon will long be remembered as one of the most prolific home run hitters...
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