In celebration of our 500th (and 501st!) follower on Twitter, a photo of the great Harmon Killebrew on Tuesday, August 10, 1971, after socking Nos. 500 and 501 as a member of the Minnesota Twins, at Metropolitan Stadium. And they were no cheapies, both coming off Orioles great Mike Cuellar. Killebrew, at the time, became only the 10th player to reach this impressive milestone. A 13x All Star, Killebrew played 22 seasons for the Senators, Twins and Royals, finishing with 573 long balls, still good enough for 12th on the all-time list, and was elected to the HOF in 1984.
Many thanks to all our followers and readers! As Harmon once said, “Just keep swinging…and you will succeed”. We plan never to leave the bat on our shoulder, and always swing for those fences, and we hope to continue to bring much more photos and stories that you enjoy!
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