UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 29, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 29, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 29, 2014
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Twins send veteran Justin Morneau to Pittsburgh in trade

Twins send veteran Justin Morneau to Pittsburgh in trade

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired first baseman Justin Morneau from the Minnesota Twins Saturday for outfielder Alex Presley and a player to be named later.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 29, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 29, 2012.
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Hall of Fame slugger Harmon Killebrew dies

Hall of Fame slugger Harmon Killebrew dies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 17 (UPI) -- Harmon Killebrew, who hit 573 home runs in a 22-year Hall of Fame career, has died. He was 74.
Harmon Killebrew entering hospice care

Harmon Killebrew entering hospice care

MINNEAPOLIS, May 13 (UPI) -- Minnesota Twins baseball great Harmon Killebrew says he is near death from esophageal cancer and is entering a hospice.
Twins sign Thome to one-year deal

Twins sign Thome to one-year deal

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Twins announced Friday they have signed 40-year-old designated hitter Jim Thome to a one-year contract.
Killebrew says he has esophageal cancer

Killebrew says he has esophageal cancer

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Harmon Killebrew, whose Hall of Fame baseball career included 573 home runs, says he has esophageal cancer.

MLB: New York Yankees 2, Detroit 1

NEW YORK, July 19 (UPI) -- Home runs by Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira Sunday carried the New York Yankees to a 2-1 win over Detroit and their first sweep of the Tigers in four years.

MLB: Pittsburgh 10, Cincinnati 4 (10)

CINCINNATI, May 25 (UPI) -- Chris Duffy drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in an eight-run 10th inning Friday night as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Cincinnati, 10-4.

MLB: Washington 8, Cincinnati 4

CINCINNATI, May 22 (UPI) -- Felipe Lopez crunched an eighth-inning grand slam homer Tuesday, delivering the Washington Nationals an 8-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

MLB: Cincinnati 2, San Diego 1 (12 inn)

SAN DIEGO, May 15 (UPI) -- Ken Griffey hit a solo home run off Health Bell in the 12th inning Tuesday lifting the Cincinnati Reds over San Diego, 2-1.

Griffey named NL player of the week

NEW YORK, May 14 (UPI) -- Cincinnati outfield Ken Griffey Jr., who hit three home runs and batted .400 last week, was selected the National League player of the week. Griffey also knocked in nine runs while amassing a slugging percentage of .760 and on-base percentage of .484 last

Twins announcer Herb Carneal dead

MINNETONKA, Minn., April 2 (UPI) -- Minnesota Twins radio broadcaster Herb Carneal has died of congestive heart failure in his Minnetonka, Minn., home. He was 83.

Morneau signs new deal with Twins

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau Friday received a one-year contract from the team, avoiding arbitration.
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Harmon Killebrew
National Baseball Hall of Fame member Harmon Killebrew listens during induction ceremonies for new members Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice in Cooperstown, New York on July 26, 2009. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Harmon Clayton Killebrew ( /ˈkɪlɨbruː/; June 29, 1936 – May 17, 2011), nicknamed "Killer" and "Hammerin' Harmon", was an American professional baseball first baseman, third baseman, and left fielder. During a 22-year baseball career in which he played for the Washington Senators / Minnesota Twins, and Kansas City Royals, he was second only to Babe Ruth in American League (AL) home runs and retired as the AL career leader in home runs by a right-handed batter (since broken by Alex Rodriguez). He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984.

Killebrew was a stocky 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m), 210-pound (95.3 kg) hitter with a compact swing that generated tremendous power. He became one of the AL's most feared power hitters of the 1960s, belting 40 homers in a season eight times during an era in which pitching was dominant. In 1965, he helped the Minnesota Twins reach the World Series, where they lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He had his finest season in 1969, hitting 49 home runs, recording 140 runs batted in (RBI), and winning the AL Most Valuable Player Award. Killebrew led the league in home runs six times and in RBI three times, and he was named to eleven All-Star teams. He hit the most home runs for any player in the 1960s.

With quick hands and exceptional upper-body strength, Killebrew was known not just for the frequency of his home runs but also for their great distance. He hit the longest measured home runs at Minnesota's Metropolitan Stadium and Baltimore's Memorial Stadium, and was the first of just four batters to hit a baseball over the left field roof at Detroit's Tiger Stadium.

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