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Portrait of Harmon Killebrew

Harmon Killebrew DHTwins

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
22 9831 .256 .376 .509 144 67.6
Birth Date6-29-1936
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
Age83 years, 4 months, 17 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1954 WS1 18 9 15 4 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 .308 .400 .385 87 -0.2 0.1 -0.5 0.0
1955 WS1 19 38 89 16 1 0 4 9 31 0 0 0 .200 .281 .363 77 -2.2 -0.7 0.6 0.1
1956 WS1 20 44 110 22 2 0 5 10 39 0 0 0 .222 .291 .394 78 -2.5 0.3 0.6 0.2
1957 WS1 21 9 33 9 2 0 2 2 8 0 0 0 .290 .333 .548 86 -0.3 0.1 -0.6 0.0
1958 WS1 22 13 33 6 0 0 0 0 12 1 0 0 .194 .212 .194 51 -1.7 0.3 2.0 0.2
1959 WS1 23 153 647 132 20 2 42 90 116 7 3 2 .242 .354 .516 128 29.4 -2.7 -4.5 4.4
1960 WS1 24 124 517 122 19 1 31 71 106 1 1 0 .276 .375 .534 136 26.7 -0.2 -4.9 3.3
1961 MIN 25 150 656 156 20 7 46 107 109 3 1 2 .288 .405 .606 158 52.9 -0.4 2.3 6.7
1962 MIN 26 155 666 134 21 1 48 106 142 4 1 2 .243 .366 .545 136 35.6 -6.4 -10.9 3.3
1963 MIN 27 142 596 133 18 0 45 72 105 3 0 0 .258 .349 .555 140 31.4 -3.1 -7.0 3.7
1964 MIN 28 158 682 156 11 1 49 93 135 8 0 0 .270 .377 .548 146 38.3 -3.1 -16.0 3.6
1965 MIN 29 113 479 108 16 1 25 72 69 4 0 0 .269 .384 .501 138 22.7 -1.0 -2.8 3.0
1966 MIN 30 162 677 160 27 1 39 103 98 2 0 2 .281 .391 .538 154 41.9 -3.1 -7.6 5.2
1967 MIN 31 163 689 147 24 1 44 131 111 3 1 0 .269 .408 .558 176 58.8 -1.7 -1.6 7.2
1968 MIN 32 100 371 62 7 2 17 70 70 2 0 0 .210 .361 .420 150 21.6 -2.5 -1.3 2.7
1969 MIN 33 162 709 153 20 2 49 145 84 5 8 2 .276 .427 .584 179 72.5 -4.1 -12.4 7.8
1970 MIN 34 157 665 143 20 1 41 128 84 2 0 3 .271 .411 .546 168 60.4 -5.5 -10.2 6.6
1971 MIN 35 147 624 127 19 1 28 114 96 0 3 2 .254 .386 .464 144 35.8 -4.6 -4.3 4.3
1972 MIN 36 139 532 100 13 2 26 94 91 1 0 1 .231 .367 .450 147 28.4 -6.0 0.8 3.3
1973 MIN 37 69 290 60 9 1 5 41 59 1 0 0 .242 .352 .347 99 1.3 -3.3 2.5 0.4
1974 MIN 38 122 382 74 7 0 13 45 61 0 0 0 .222 .312 .360 108 5.2 -1.8 -1.6 0.6
1975 KCA 39 106 369 62 13 0 14 54 70 1 1 2 .199 .317 .375 115 8.3 -2.1 -0.4 1.0
Career2435983120862902457315591699481918.256.376.509144564.1-51.4-77.767.6

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1954 WS1 MLB AL 9 15 .268 .345 .394 .400 84 0.3 0.4 0 87 15 -0.5 0.1 -0.2 0.0
1955 WS1 MLB AL 38 89 .253 .321 .377 .267 97 -3.8 2.5 0.3 77 23 0.6 -0.7 -2.2 0.1
1956 WS1 MLB AL 44 110 .261 .340 .385 .304 116 -3.6 3.1 0.3 78 22 0.6 0.3 -2.5 0.2
1957 WS1 MLB AL 9 33 .245 .303 .352 .333 93 1.4 0.9 0.1 86 20 -0.6 0.1 -0.3 0.0
1958 WS1 MLB AL 13 33 .248 .303 .367 .300 86 -1.6 0.9 0.1 51 15 2.0 0.3 -1.7 0.2
1959 WS1 MLB AL 153 647 .252 .321 .388 .230 97 38.5 17.8 2.3 128 10 -4.5 -2.7 29.4 4.4
1960 WS1 MLB AL 124 517 .255 .324 .387 .295 112 23.6 14.0 -4.5 136 6 -4.9 -0.2 26.7 3.3
1961 MIN MLB AL 150 656 .254 .325 .392 .281 103 54.4 18.6 -8.4 158 11 2.3 -0.4 52.9 6.7
1962 MIN MLB AL 155 666 .254 .322 .396 .235 101 40 18.6 -4.6 136 9 -10.9 -6.4 35.6 3.3
1963 MIN MLB AL 142 596 .249 .310 .384 .237 101 37.4 14.9 -3.5 140 9 -7.0 -3.1 31.4 3.7
1964 MIN MLB AL 158 682 .249 .311 .385 .270 103 47.1 17.5 -4.1 146 11 -16.0 -3.1 38.3 3.6
1965 MIN MLB AL 113 479 .243 .310 .370 .269 106 27.6 12.1 -4.4 138 10 -2.8 -1.0 22.7 3.0
1966 MIN MLB AL 162 677 .241 .304 .369 .278 105 48.3 17.2 -1.7 154 8 -7.6 -3.1 41.9 5.2
1967 MIN MLB AL 163 689 .235 .300 .355 .258 103 57.4 16.6 -10.4 176 8 -1.6 -1.7 58.8 7.2
1968 MIN MLB AL 100 371 .231 .294 .343 .212 98 17.8 8.2 -4.4 150 15 -1.3 -2.5 21.6 2.7
1969 MIN MLB AL 162 709 .249 .319 .375 .244 99 65.2 18.2 -3.4 179 12 -12.4 -4.1 72.5 7.8
1970 MIN MLB AL 157 665 .251 .319 .382 .249 101 44.6 18.0 0.3 168 13 -10.2 -5.5 60.4 6.6
1971 MIN MLB AL 147 624 .245 .310 .358 .256 103 27.8 15.4 -4.8 144 13 -4.3 -4.6 35.8 4.3
1972 MIN MLB AL 139 532 .241 .303 .345 .231 102 21.1 12.5 -7.9 147 11 0.8 -6.0 28.4 3.3
1973 MIN MLB AL 69 290 .263 .328 .389 .299 105 -1.9 7.7 -4.9 99 17 2.5 -3.3 1.3 0.4
1974 MIN MLB AL 122 382 .260 .319 .372 .232 104 -2.5 9.9 -5.8 108 7 -1.6 -1.8 5.2 0.6
1975 KCA MLB AL 106 369 .258 .328 .379 .209 102 -2.5 9.7 -6.1 115 9 -0.4 -2.1 8.3 1.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1954 WS1 MLB AL 15 13 1 4 1 0 0 5 3 2 3 0 0 .308 .400 .385 .077 0 0
1955 WS1 MLB AL 89 80 12 16 1 0 4 29 7 9 31 0 0 .200 .281 .363 .163 0 0
1956 WS1 MLB AL 110 99 10 22 2 0 5 39 13 10 39 0 0 .222 .291 .394 .172 1 0
1957 WS1 MLB AL 33 31 4 9 2 0 2 17 5 2 8 0 0 .290 .333 .548 .258 0 0
1958 WS1 MLB AL 33 31 2 6 0 0 0 6 2 0 12 0 0 .194 .212 .194 .000 1 0
1959 WS1 MLB AL 647 546 98 132 20 2 42 282 105 90 116 3 2 .242 .354 .516 .275 4 0
1960 WS1 MLB AL 517 442 84 122 19 1 31 236 80 71 106 1 0 .276 .375 .534 .258 3 0
1961 MIN MLB AL 656 541 94 156 20 7 46 328 122 107 109 1 2 .288 .405 .606 .318 5 0
1962 MIN MLB AL 666 552 85 134 21 1 48 301 126 106 142 1 2 .243 .366 .545 .303 4 0
1963 MIN MLB AL 596 515 88 133 18 0 45 286 96 72 105 0 0 .258 .349 .555 .297 6 0
1964 MIN MLB AL 682 577 95 156 11 1 49 316 111 93 135 0 0 .270 .377 .548 .277 4 0
1965 MIN MLB AL 479 401 78 108 16 1 25 201 75 72 69 0 0 .269 .384 .501 .232 2 0
1966 MIN MLB AL 677 569 89 160 27 1 39 306 110 103 98 0 2 .281 .391 .538 .257 3 0
1967 MIN MLB AL 689 547 105 147 24 1 44 305 113 131 111 1 0 .269 .408 .558 .289 8 0
1968 MIN MLB AL 371 295 40 62 7 2 17 124 40 70 70 0 0 .210 .361 .420 .210 4 0
1969 MIN MLB AL 709 555 106 153 20 2 49 324 140 145 84 8 2 .276 .427 .584 .308 4 0
1970 MIN MLB AL 665 527 96 143 20 1 41 288 113 128 84 0 3 .271 .411 .546 .275 8 0
1971 MIN MLB AL 624 500 61 127 19 1 28 232 119 114 96 3 2 .254 .386 .464 .210 10 0
1972 MIN MLB AL 532 433 53 100 13 2 26 195 74 94 91 0 1 .231 .367 .450 .219 4 0
1973 MIN MLB AL 290 248 29 60 9 1 5 86 32 41 59 0 0 .242 .352 .347 .105 0 0
1974 MIN MLB AL 382 333 28 74 7 0 13 120 54 45 61 0 0 .222 .312 .360 .138 4 0
1975 KCA MLB AL 369 312 25 62 13 0 14 117 44 54 70 1 2 .199 .317 .375 .176 2 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1965-08-03 1965-09-21 49 48 - Elbow Dislocation - -

Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-02-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)David, your interviews are among the highlights of BP's site. I especially like the variety of subjects you choose, from retired players and coaches to prospects. Can you name a few living people you'd like to interview someday? Any people who have died since you started this who you regret not covering?
(Asinwreck from Chicago, IL)
Thanks. Kind words are always appreciated, to say the least. As for people who died (and, oh yeah, RIP poet/musician Jim Carroll; I was a fan), the one who first comes to mind passed away about a year before I began writing for BP. That was Dick Radatz, who was not only a brilliant closer but a bit of a character and apparently a wonderful man. Much more recently, I never did get a chance to interview, or even meet, Mark Fidrych. I regret that.

As for who I'd like to interview, there are certainly many. Talking to Barack Obama about baseball would certainly be enjoyable. Sitting down with Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire to talk hitting -- and only hitting -- would be great (has anyone actually done that before?). I'll be in Ft. Myers in early March, and I'd love to run into Harmon Killebrew and/or Tony Oliva in Twins camp. I want to talk to Darrell Evans. (David Laurila)
2009-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Kevin! Better career: Wieters, Montero, Santana?
(ndubby from sfo)
Actually, Kevin will have the best career. My vote would vary depending on how we're ranking things. For all-around play, it's more likely the other two guys than Montero, but Montero could come up at 20 and play 20 years, albeit in some kind of stick-him-wherever Pete Rose/Harmon Killebrew/Dick Allen kind of career. (Steven Goldman)
2008-09-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)from my era, I think the most unathletic players were Dick Stuart, Frank Howard, and Johnny Blanchard
(BobDD from Boise)
How about Harmon Killebrew? I always think of him as being a slugger whose glove had to be hidden, but I didn't see him so I could be misinformed. (Steven Goldman)


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