Rod Carew on Harmon Killebrew: 'I can never thank him enough'
Rod Carew, who played for the Angels and the Minnesota Twins, issued the following statement Tuesday on the passing of teammate and fellow Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew:
"This is a sad day for all of baseball and even harder for those of us who were fortunate enough to be a friend of Harmon's. Harmon Killebrew was a gem. I can never thank him enough for all I learned from him. He was a consummate professional who treated everyone from the brashest of rookies to the groundskeepers to the ushers in the stadium with the utmost of respect. I would not be the person I am today if it weren't for Harmon Killebrew. He was a Hall of Famer in every sense of the word."
-- Kevin Baxter in Oakland
Photo: Harmon Killebrew in 1965. Credit: Harold Valentine / Associated Press