When you have a big family, with members that are aging, it's inevitable there will be surprises, tragedies, and death. Last week Harmon Killebrew, the great slugging third baseman of the Minnesota Twins died. There was no fan of the game that missed Killebrew's passing. He was a Twins hero who could hit the ball a mile, a hall of famer, a former MVP. Every baseball fan knows him, few Twins fans emerged from hearing the news dry-eyed.
|He didn't have a flaming fastball, or a searing slider, or even a sneaky curve, but for 15 years Paul Splittorff was a good pitcher for the Kansas City Royals.|
I had hoped to remember players like Splittorff, as well as Killebrew on this blog, but I've done a crappy job. I plan to do better,