This Day in Twins History – April 30, 1961

Harmon Killebrew hits his first home run in a Minnesota Twins uniform (his 85th career home run) and his fifth game as a Twin off White Sox hurler Bob Shaw in a 5-3 loss in 11 innings at Met Stadium. Winning pitcher Bob Shaw pitched the 11 inning complete game for Chicago. Twins starter Jack Kralick pitched 10.2 innings giving up 12 hits and 6 walks and 5 earned runs before giving way to Ray Moore for the final out. Killebrew’s home run was a shot deep to center in the 11th inning but the Twins came up short. Harmon would go on to hit 475 home runs while wearing a Minnesota Twins uniform. Be sure to check out the box score and play by play for this game. Don’t forget to check out the Today in Twins History page each day to learn more about the Minnesota Twins and their wonderful past.

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