They say history and tradition in baseball is lost on the youth, but that’s clearly not the case in Minnesota. The Twins players decided to wear 1961 throwback jerseys for all games the rest of the season as a tribute to franchise Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew, who has entered hospice care.
It was revealed Friday that Killebrew would enter hospice care after doctors determined his esophageal cancer was incurable. The 11-time All-Star and Hall of Famer was a consistent presence with the franchise after his retirement. He made annual trips to Florida to help instruct the team during Spring Training and would show up for games in Minnesota, forging friendships with the current players.