Harmon Killebrew: Ultimate Slugger

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When Hall of Famer Harmon "Killer" Killebrew died in May 2011, the baseball world lost one of its best hitters and one of the finest ambassadors the game has ever known. Killebrew was second only to Babe Ruth in home runs by an American League slugger, and finished his career with 573 home runs and in 11th place for all-time Major League Baseball history. This book takes a look at the 22-year career of a perennial Most Valuable Player candidate and baseball powerhouse, reviewing his life in and out of baseball ...

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Overview

When Hall of Famer Harmon "Killer" Killebrew died in May 2011, the baseball world lost one of its best hitters and one of the finest ambassadors the game has ever known. Killebrew was second only to Babe Ruth in home runs by an American League slugger, and finished his career with 573 home runs and in 11th place for all-time Major League Baseball history. This book takes a look at the 22-year career of a perennial Most Valuable Player candidate and baseball powerhouse, reviewing his life in and out of baseball and peeling back the mystery surrounding this intensely private athlete. This biography is a look not only at Killebrew's long career as a player, but his life as an announcer and businessman after his retirement from baseball.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600787027
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 5/10/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 321,878
  • Product dimensions: 5.76 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Aschburner is a sports journalist. He is the author of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Minnesota Twins. He has written for the Minnesota-Star Tribune, NBA.com, and Sports Illustrated. He lives in Lisle, Illinois.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Jim Thome vii

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xv

Chapter 1 Payette, Home Again 1

Chapter 2 Payette Back Then 13

Chapter 3 The Senator and the Senators 25

Chapter 4 Bonus Baby 39

Chapter 5 Finally, a Big Leaguer 53

Chapter 6 North by Northwest 65

Chapter 7 Power on the Plains 77

Chapter 8 Close but Not Quite 87

Chapter 9 MVP 103

Chapter 10 Facing the Killer 115

Chapter 11 500 127

Chapter 12 Coach? Who, Me? 139

Chapter 13 Royal Blues 153

Chapter 14 After the Game 165

Chapter 15 "We're Raising Boys, Not Grass" 177

Chapter 16 Back in the Game 193

Chapter 17 Farewell 211

Chapter 18 Memorial 223

Sources 230

Index 231

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  • Posted June 23, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Well written, really tells you about the person and how off the field he had such a impact. Was a force to be reckon with in his playing days, but really knew little else about him, this books does justice to the legacy of Mr. Killebrew.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    Great book!

    I enjoyed this book. It contained valuable facts about Killebrew as well as tidbits of dialogue from Killebrew's friends and family. A great book to keep on hand if you ever need to write a biography on Killebrew. I just have one question. In what city was this book published in?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Recommended

    Here is the story of Harmon Killebrew which is a methodical accounting of his baseball career. It is not exciting which leads credence to the fact that KIllebrew was not a flashy personality. A telling fact that illustrates this is that Harmon was never thrown out of a baseball game in his entire career.
    His life after baseball was as steady as he was with the only really problems were his divorce and the scandel at his old high school.
    It is a good read of the rather calm and serene life of the ultimate slugger.

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