This Day in Twins History – July 9, 1968

1968 all-star game logoHarmon Killebrew ruptures hamstring in right leg in his eighth American League All-Star appearance at the Houston Astrodome and was disabled July 10-August 31. Killebrew was stretching for a throw from shortstop Jim Fregosi and the clay gave way and Harmon said “he could hear it split like a rubber bad”. The NL ended up winning the game 1-0.

MLB recap

Baseball-Almanac recap

Excerpt from Steve Aschburner book entitled Harmon Killebrew – Ultimate Slugger

 

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