Harmon Killebrew is the Minnesota Twins' record-holding long distance slugger. He started in the major leagues right after...

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THE HARMON KILLEBREW STORY

Harmon Killebrew is the Minnesota Twins' record-holding long distance slugger. He started in the major leagues right after he graduated from high school when the Senators offered him their first bonus contract. This biography is concerned almost entirely with his life as a ballplayer, and along with descriptions of many of his important games, his continual problems with fielding and his seasonal battling slumps are dwelt on. Although his private life is only briefly outlined, there is a heavy-handed emphasis on Killebrew's personality. The author has dredged up endless quotes to indicate Killebrew's modesty, and has then elaborated with supplied dialogue and verbalized thoughts, in a gee-whizzy tone (""The thought ran quickly through Harmon's mind: these are big leaguers, honest-to-goodness real live big league ballplayers! And I'm a member of this team!). All the facts, and all the cliches. To include index and playing record.

Pub Date: April 18, 1966

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Messner

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1966