This Day in Twins History – January 16, 1975

Harmon Killebrew as a Kansas City Royal. Courtesy of the Kansas City Royals.

The Minnesota Twins release icon and future Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew who had played for the Washington Senators and Twins since 1954 after Harmon refused an offer by owner Calvin Griffith to be a Minnesota Twins coach and pinch hitter. Killebrew wanted to play one more season as a DH and signs with the Kansas City Royals and plays one final season before hanging up his spikes for good.

It just does not seem right to see Harmon Killebrew in a Royals uniform. I wonder if when Harmon looked back on his career if he wished that he had decided to pass up that final year.

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