Minnesota Lawmakers Petition for Killebrew Stamp
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's congressional delegation is urging the U.S. Postal Service to honor the legacy of Twins Hall-of-Famer Harmon Killebrew by putting him on a stamp.
Both of Minnesota's senators and all eight representatives have sent a joint letter to the USPS Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee urging it to honor the Twins' late home-run king, who was known for his good sportsmanship and his work for charities.
The letter says Killebrew's legacy on and off the field exemplifies the best of Minnesota and the nation.
Killebrew played for the Twins from 1961 to 1974. He retired in 1975 with 573 career home runs, more than any other right-handed hitter in American League history at the time. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984. He died in 2011.