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Portrait of Harmon Killebrew

Harmon Killebrew DHTwins

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
22 9831 .256 .376 .509 .318 65.1
Birth Date6-29-1936
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1954 WS1 18 9 15 13 1 4 1 0 0 5 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 .308 .400 .385 .262 0.5 -0.5 0.0
1955 WS1 19 38 89 80 12 16 1 0 4 29 9 31 0 0 0 7 0 0 .200 .281 .362 .220 -2.2 1.2 -0.1
1956 WS1 20 44 110 99 10 22 2 0 5 39 10 39 0 1 0 13 0 0 .222 .291 .394 .243 2.5 -0.3 0.2
1957 WS1 21 9 33 31 4 9 2 0 2 17 2 8 0 0 0 5 0 0 .290 .333 .548 .298 2.0 -0.2 0.2
1958 WS1 22 13 33 31 2 6 0 0 0 6 0 12 1 1 0 2 0 0 .194 .212 .194 .204 1.5 -0.0 0.2
1959 WS1 23 153 647 546 98 132 20 2 42 282 90 116 7 4 0 105 3 2 .242 .354 .516 .312 50.4 -3.4 4.9
1960 WS1 24 124 517 442 84 122 19 1 31 236 71 106 1 3 0 80 1 0 .276 .375 .534 .322 42.8 -6.5 3.8
1961 MIN 25 150 656 541 94 156 20 7 46 328 107 109 3 5 0 122 1 2 .288 .405 .606 .339 63.0 3.2 6.8
1962 MIN 26 155 666 552 85 134 21 1 48 301 106 142 4 4 0 126 1 2 .243 .366 .545 .318 42.1 -4.9 3.9
1963 MIN 27 142 596 515 88 133 18 0 45 286 72 105 3 6 0 96 0 0 .258 .349 .555 .329 43.6 -4.8 4.4
1964 MIN 28 158 682 577 95 156 11 1 49 316 93 135 8 4 0 111 0 0 .270 .377 .548 .334 53.2 -11.2 4.7
1965 MIN 29 113 479 401 78 108 16 1 25 201 72 69 4 2 0 75 0 0 .269 .384 .501 .323 33.9 -2.3 3.5
1966 MIN 30 162 677 569 89 160 27 1 39 306 103 98 2 3 0 110 0 2 .281 .391 .538 .338 63.7 -10.3 6.0
1967 MIN 31 163 689 547 105 147 24 1 44 305 131 111 3 8 0 113 1 0 .269 .408 .558 .356 60.7 -0.5 7.0
1968 MIN 32 100 371 295 40 62 7 2 17 124 70 70 2 4 0 40 0 0 .210 .361 .420 .320 18.9 -1.1 2.2
1969 MIN 33 162 709 555 106 153 20 2 49 324 145 84 5 4 0 140 8 2 .276 .427 .584 .357 73.5 -10.0 7.0
1970 MIN 34 157 665 527 96 143 20 1 41 288 128 84 2 8 0 113 0 3 .271 .411 .546 .327 60.1 -13.0 5.0
1971 MIN 35 147 624 500 61 127 19 1 28 232 114 96 0 10 0 119 3 2 .254 .386 .464 .309 32.6 -3.1 3.4
1972 MIN 36 139 532 433 53 100 13 2 26 195 94 91 1 4 0 74 0 1 .231 .367 .450 .306 19.5 1.0 2.4
1973 MIN 37 69 290 248 29 60 9 1 5 86 41 59 1 0 0 32 0 0 .242 .352 .347 .253 -0.9 1.1 0.0
1974 MIN 38 122 382 333 28 74 7 0 13 120 45 61 0 4 0 54 0 0 .222 .312 .360 .253 -1.3 -0.6 -0.2
1975 KCA 39 106 369 312 25 62 13 0 14 117 54 70 1 2 0 44 1 2 .199 .317 .375 .253 -1.0 -0.4 -0.1
Career24359831814712832086290245734143155916994877015841918.256.376.509.318659.2-66.765.1

Advanced

'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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1954 WS1 MLB 9 15 .262 .268 .345 .394 .264 .400 98 0 0.4 0 -0.5 0.1 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
1955 WS1 MLB 38 89 .220 .253 .321 .377 .254 .267 98 -3.8 2.5 0.3 1.2 -0.6 -2.2 -0.1 -2.2 -0.1
1956 WS1 MLB 44 110 .243 .261 .340 .385 .264 .304 99 -2 3.1 0.3 -0.3 0.3 2.5 0.2 2.5 0.2
1957 WS1 MLB 9 33 .298 .245 .303 .352 .245 .333 96 1.3 0.9 0.1 -0.2 0.1 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
1958 WS1 MLB 13 33 .204 .247 .303 .366 .247 .300 98 -1.8 0.9 0.1 -0.0 0.3 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
1959 WS1 MLB 153 647 .312 .252 .321 .388 .259 .230 101 34.1 17.8 2.3 -3.4 -2.7 50.4 4.9 50.4 4.9
1960 WS1 MLB 124 517 .322 .255 .324 .387 .261 .295 101 32 14.0 -4.5 -6.5 -0.2 42.8 3.8 42.8 3.8
1961 MIN MLB 150 656 .339 .254 .325 .392 .259 .281 103 54.4 18.6 -8.4 3.2 -0.4 63.0 6.8 63.0 6.8
1962 MIN MLB 155 666 .318 .254 .322 .396 .260 .235 101 40 18.6 -4.6 -4.9 -6.4 42.1 3.9 42.1 3.9
1963 MIN MLB 142 596 .329 .249 .310 .384 .264 .237 101 37.4 14.9 -3.5 -4.8 -3.1 43.6 4.4 43.6 4.4
1964 MIN MLB 158 682 .334 .249 .311 .385 .260 .270 103 47.1 17.5 -4.1 -11.2 -3.1 53.2 4.7 53.2 4.7
1965 MIN MLB 113 479 .323 .243 .310 .370 .261 .269 106 27.6 12.1 -4.4 -2.3 -1.0 33.9 3.5 33.9 3.5
1966 MIN MLB 162 677 .338 .241 .304 .369 .257 .278 105 48.3 17.2 -1.7 -10.3 -3.1 63.7 6.0 63.7 6.0
1967 MIN MLB 163 689 .356 .235 .300 .355 .257 .258 103 57.4 16.6 -10.4 -0.5 -1.7 60.7 7.0 60.7 7.0
1968 MIN MLB 100 371 .320 .231 .294 .343 .258 .212 98 17.8 8.2 -4.4 -1.1 -2.5 18.9 2.2 18.9 2.2
1969 MIN MLB 162 709 .357 .249 .319 .375 .262 .244 99 65.2 18.2 -3.4 -10.0 -4.1 73.5 7.0 73.5 7.0
1970 MIN MLB 157 665 .327 .251 .319 .382 .258 .249 101 44.6 18.0 0.3 -13.0 -5.5 60.1 5.0 60.1 5.0
1971 MIN MLB 147 624 .309 .245 .310 .358 .257 .256 103 27.8 15.4 -4.8 -3.1 -4.6 32.6 3.4 32.6 3.4
1972 MIN MLB 139 532 .306 .241 .303 .345 .253 .231 102 21.1 12.5 -7.9 1.0 -6.0 19.5 2.4 19.5 2.4
1973 MIN MLB 69 290 .253 .263 .328 .389 .267 .299 105 -1.9 7.7 -4.9 1.1 -3.3 -0.9 0.0 -0.9 0.0
1974 MIN MLB 122 382 .253 .260 .319 .372 .261 .232 104 -2.5 9.9 -5.8 -0.6 -1.8 -1.3 -0.2 -1.3 -0.2
1975 KCA MLB 106 369 .253 .258 .328 .379 .264 .209 102 -2.5 9.7 -6.1 -0.4 -2.1 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1954 WS1 MLB 15 1 4 1 0 0 3 2 3 0 0 .308 .400 .385 .077 .262 0.5 -0.5 0.0
1955 WS1 MLB 89 12 16 1 0 4 7 9 31 0 0 .200 .281 .362 .163 .220 -2.2 1.2 -0.1
1956 WS1 MLB 110 10 22 2 0 5 13 10 39 0 0 .222 .291 .394 .172 .243 2.5 -0.3 0.2
1957 WS1 MLB 33 4 9 2 0 2 5 2 8 0 0 .290 .333 .548 .258 .298 2.0 -0.2 0.2
1958 WS1 MLB 33 2 6 0 0 0 2 0 12 0 0 .194 .212 .194 .000 .204 1.5 -0.0 0.2
1959 WS1 MLB 647 98 132 20 2 42 105 90 116 3 2 .242 .354 .516 .275 .312 50.4 -3.4 4.9
1960 WS1 MLB 517 84 122 19 1 31 80 71 106 1 0 .276 .375 .534 .258 .322 42.8 -6.5 3.8
1961 MIN MLB 656 94 156 20 7 46 122 107 109 1 2 .288 .405 .606 .318 .339 63.0 3.2 6.8
1962 MIN MLB 666 85 134 21 1 48 126 106 142 1 2 .243 .366 .545 .303 .318 42.1 -4.9 3.9
1963 MIN MLB 596 88 133 18 0 45 96 72 105 0 0 .258 .349 .555 .297 .329 43.6 -4.8 4.4
1964 MIN MLB 682 95 156 11 1 49 111 93 135 0 0 .270 .377 .548 .277 .334 53.2 -11.2 4.7
1965 MIN MLB 479 78 108 16 1 25 75 72 69 0 0 .269 .384 .501 .232 .323 33.9 -2.3 3.5
1966 MIN MLB 677 89 160 27 1 39 110 103 98 0 2 .281 .391 .538 .257 .338 63.7 -10.3 6.0
1967 MIN MLB 689 105 147 24 1 44 113 131 111 1 0 .269 .408 .558 .289 .356 60.7 -0.5 7.0
1968 MIN MLB 371 40 62 7 2 17 40 70 70 0 0 .210 .361 .420 .210 .320 18.9 -1.1 2.2
1969 MIN MLB 709 106 153 20 2 49 140 145 84 8 2 .276 .427 .584 .308 .357 73.5 -10.0 7.0
1970 MIN MLB 665 96 143 20 1 41 113 128 84 0 3 .271 .411 .546 .275 .327 60.1 -13.0 5.0
1971 MIN MLB 624 61 127 19 1 28 119 114 96 3 2 .254 .386 .464 .210 .309 32.6 -3.1 3.4
1972 MIN MLB 532 53 100 13 2 26 74 94 91 0 1 .231 .367 .450 .219 .306 19.5 1.0 2.4
1973 MIN MLB 290 29 60 9 1 5 32 41 59 0 0 .242 .352 .347 .105 .253 -0.9 1.1 0.0
1974 MIN MLB 382 28 74 7 0 13 54 45 61 0 0 .222 .312 .360 .138 .253 -1.3 -0.6 -0.2
1975 KCA MLB 369 25 62 13 0 14 44 54 70 1 2 .199 .317 .375 .176 .253 -1.0 -0.4 -0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

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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The Week in Quotes: May 26-June 1Chris Mosch2014-06-02
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Wezen-Ball: A Plane Crash in IndianapolisLarry Granillo2013-03-21
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Wezen-Ball: Athletic SupportersLarry Granillo2012-11-06
In A Pickle: Stop What You're Doing and Read About Adam DunnJason Wojciechowski2012-10-04
BP Unfiltered: Home Runs at Home, ReduxGeoff Young2012-09-13
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BP Unfiltered: Because No One Else Would Drive Them InGeoff Young2012-08-16
Inside The Park Blog: Big 3s: The Complete ListBradford Doolittle2012-05-24
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Wezen-Ball: Google WarsLarry Granillo2012-04-27
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Wezen-Ball: Pitcher's Mound Too Close?Larry Granillo2012-03-07
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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 15Larry Granillo2011-08-16
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What You Missed: 5/23-5/27Stephani Bee2011-05-27
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for May 23Larry Granillo2011-05-24
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BP Unfiltered: The Paper Trail 5/21John Perrotto2011-05-21
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BP Unfiltered: The Paper Trail 5/18John Perrotto2011-05-18
Transaction Analysis: Heroes Take a FallBen Lindbergh2011-05-18
Wezen-Ball: The Passing of a GreatLarry Granillo2011-05-18
You Can Blog It Up: Peace Be With You, Harmon Killebrew (Sadly Updated)Steven Goldman2011-05-17
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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 Id 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?). Ill be in Ft. Myers in early March, and Id 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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