BIOGRAPHY


Born June 29, 1936, Harmon Killebrew was signed by the Washington Senators in 1954 at the age of 17.  Regarded as one of the most prolific power hitters in major league baseball history, Harmon “Killer” Killebrew amassed numbers matched only by the game’s very elite. In his 22 years of hard work and productivity, he was named American League All-Star 13 times, the 1969 American League Most Valuable Player and a six-time American League home run leader. He is currently ninth among the all-time home run leaders with 573 round trips. In 1984, Killebrew joined baseball’s immortals with his election into the Hall of Fame.

After leaving baseball as a professional player, Harmon started an insurance business, in Boise, Idaho and sold business insurance and estate planning. He left the insurance business in 1987 to devote more time to his automobile dealership, Harmon Killebrew Motors in Ontario, Oregon that he founded in 1984. After selling the dealership in 1990, Harmon moved to sunny Scottsdale, Arizona and established his current business of Professional Endorsement through which he conducts his daily business of appearances and endorsements.

In 1998, Harmon and his wife Nita founded the Harmon Killebrew Foundation, Ltd. The foundation enables Harmon to raise funds for the benefit of his favorite charities. They recently embarked on a new partnership with the national office of the Miracle League. Harmon and Nita have enlisted the help of other Hall of Famers to work with the Miracle League to offer advice and assistance in fundraising efforts across the country. No matter what he does, Harmon’s life is about a pure love of the game and he hopes to bring that to children of all walks of life.

 


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