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Former Washington Senator Harmon Killebrew's Cancer Takes Turn For Worse

More sad news to report: Harmon Killebrew, the Minnesota Twins great who began his career with the Washington Senators and smacked 573 home runs in 22 seasons, has seen his esophageal cancer take a turn for the worse. In a statement relayed from the Hall of Fame, Killebrew said he will likely cut off his treatment because it isn't working.

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Via Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post:

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↵↵Hall of Fame issues statement from former Wash Senator Harmon Killebrew: "My illness has progressed beyond my doctors' expectation of cure."

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Killebrew was diagnosed with the cancer just before the new year. He played 15 season with the Twins organization, with the first six coming in Washington before the franchise moved. He was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 1984 after making 11 All-Star appearances and winning one MVP award in 1969. He currently sits in 11th place on the all-time home runs list.