In his 22 years of hard work and productivity, he was named American League All-Star 13 times, the 1969 American League Most Valuable Player and a six-time American League home run leader. At the time of his retirement, he hit more home runs (573) than any right-handed hitter. In 1984, Killebrew joined baseball’s immortals with his election into the Hall of Fame.
After retiring in 1975 Harmon became a TV/Radio Broadcaster for the California Angels, Oakland A’s (a batting coach for them as well) and the Minnesota Twins between 1975- 1989.
Killebrew was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in December 2010, and died five months later.
FOUNDERS OF THE HKF: In 1998, Harmon and his wife, Nita founded the Harmon Killebrew Foundation, Ltd. The foundation which enabled Harmon to host separate and distinct events that benefited the charities that the Foundation Board chose to be recipients of the Foundation’s proceeds according to the mission statement. The Harmon Killebrew Foundation closed December 31, 2013 per Harmon’s wishes. He also asked that his Legacy be continued by building Miracle League fields where he lived and played.
Miracle League of Victory Lane is a Mission Create affiliate.