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Harmon Killebrew, Former Washington Senator, Dies At Age 74

Some very sad news to report: Harmon Killebrew, the Minnesota Twins great who spent his first few years with the Washington Senators, has died at the age of 74. Killebrew had been battling esophageal cancer, and four days ago, he announced that the illness had progressed to the point where it could not be cured.

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Killebrew is a Hall of Famer that hit 573 home runs in a 22-year career that began with the Washington Senators. His first full season in the big leagues was in 1959, when he hit 42 home runs for the Senators at age 23. The next year, the Senators moved to Minnesota and became the Twins. Killebrew ended up spending the rest of his career in Minnesota before going to the Kansas City Royals in his final year as a player.

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It's a sad day for baseball fans everywhere. Our condolences go out to Killebrew's family for their loss.

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