Harmon Killebrew Diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer

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    Esophageal cancer is a bitch.
     
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    Shit. :sad:

    Read more: Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew ends fight with esophageal cancer - MLB - SI.com
     
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    I am really sorry. when I used to go to shows I met him and he was a real gentleman.A Prayer for Harmon...........for what its worth the stat for the ages is his home runs per-at bat, 4th all time even after all this time...and only to Ruth and 2 of the steroid gang whose names are not worthy to appear here.
     
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    Harmon Killebrew was a big man at the plate. "Hammerin' Harmon" was one of the greatest power hitters that even graced the diamond. But he is even bigger today, as he faces his final days with dignity and grace.

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    Harmon Killebrew's statement

    "It is with profound sadness that I share with you that my continued battle with esophageal cancer is coming to an end. With the continued love and support of my wife, Nita, I have exhausted all options with respect to controlling this awful disease. My illness has progressed beyond my doctors' expectation of cure.

    "I have spent the past decade of my life promoting hospice care and educating people on its benefits. I am very comfortable taking this next step and experiencing the compassionate care that hospice provides.

    "I am comforted by the fact that I am surrounded by my family and friends. I thank you for the outpouring of concern, prayers and encouragement that you have shown me. I look forward to spending my final days in comfort and peace with Nita by my side."

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    Thanks for the great memories Harmon...
     
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    So sad.

    I am also glad he is an advocate for hospice. It is a great program. I hope he isn't in too much pain when he dies. :(
     
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    Sad to see

    Another great athlete from my childhood passing away
     
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    Rest in peace Harmon...say hi to the Mick, Babe, Lou, Jackie and Roberto...

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    Twins legend, Hall of Famer Killebrew dies
    Mild-mannered long-distance slugger beloved in Minnesota

    A man who wielded significant power in Washington, D.C., in the 1950s and is generally recognized as the first player to admire the parabolic trajectories of self-launched baseballs has died. Harmon Killebrew, slugger supreme, Hall of Famer and civic treasure in the Twin Cities, has joined the great majority, among whom he will stand with distinction because of achievement, friendly persuasion, unusual name and "Killer" nickname.

    Killebrew succumbed to esophageal cancer Tuesday in Scottsdale, Ariz., at age 74.

    Harmon Killebrew, Twins legend and Hall of Famer, dies at 74 | twinsbaseball.com: News
     
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    He led some great Twin teams and was one of the premier sluggers of the 1960s. Never heard anyone say anything bad about Killebrew
     
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    Somewhere, a nine-year old kid is crying his eyes out.

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