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Baseball Legend Harmon Killebrew Gives Up Battle with Cancer and Says Farewell

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Baseball legend and beloved Idaho native Harmon Killebrew is dying. The 74-year-old Hall of Fame slugger announced his decision Friday to end his fight with a statement that his ‘‘continued battle with esophageal cancer is coming to an end.’’ During a 22-year baseball career he played for the Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins, and Kansas City Royals, and was second only to Babe Ruth in American League (AL) home runs with 573. He also batted in 1,584 runs. Killebrew was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984.

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