People remember Harmon Killebrew as a man with a compassionate heart and a powerful swing that earned him a place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Nicknamed “Hammerin’ Harmon” and “The Killer”, Harmon had an incredible 22-year career in Major League Baseball, primarily playing for his beloved Minnesota Twins and their loving fans. At the time of his retirement, Harmon’s 573 home runs were second only to Babe Ruth for right-handed hitters.
Harmon was a champion both on and off the field.
Harmon poured his love on people wherever he would go, and he found joy and passion by helping people with disabilities. Always ready to give hugs, high fives, and smiles, Harmon encouraged and reminded them that they are unstoppable champions. Harmon believed that everyone has a purpose and everyone has something to offer.
After Harmon’s passing in 2011 Nita Killebrew, his wife, set out to create a legacy for Harmon - not for the famous baseball player that he was, but for his love and compassion for people. “Harmon was a man of integrity and a man of compassion. I wanted to create an event to honor Harmon’s legacy and that would remind all of us of what impact we can all have on the lives of others; to smile, and to show love and encouragement to each other” shares Nita Killebrew.
Harmon’s Heart of Baseball event at Target Field was created to bring people together, to celebrate, have fun and advocate for ALL abilities. Thank you for being a part of Harmon’s legacy!