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Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew dies at 74

May 17, 2011 |  9:09 am

Photo: Harmon Killebrew in 1969. Credit: Associated Press Minnesota Twins slugger Harmon Killebrew has died at age 74. His 573 home runs are the 11th most in major league history and his mark of eight seasons with 40 or more home runs has been topped only by Babe Ruth.

Killebrew announced his diagnosis of esophageal cancer in December and said last week he would no longer fight the cancer since doctors had determined it was incurable.

According to the Twins, Killebrew died peacefully Tuesday morning at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., with his wife, Nita, and their family by his side.

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Photos: Harmon Killebrew, 1936-2011

More later on Latimes.com/sports.

-- Chuck Schilken

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Harmon Killebrew in 1969. Credit: Associated Press

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