Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew died Tuesday at his Scottsdale, Arizona home after battling esophageal cancer, reports ESPN.com. He was 74. Killebrew was diagnosed with the cancer six months ago.
Nicknamed “The Killer,” Killebrew, who played from 1954-1975, was an 11-time All-Star who won the American League MVP Award in 1969. With him anchoring the lineup, the Twins went to the World Series for the first time in 1965 and made appearances in the American League Championship Series in 1969 and 1970. Killebrew became the first Twin to be immortalized in the hall of fame, getting inducted in 1984. His jersey was retired by the Twins in 1975.