Harmon Killebrew concerned about steroids and Hall of Fame

Written by Bob on July 26th, 2009

(I think you will enjoy what Harmon Killebrew has to say about players suspected of or caught using steroids, who may later be inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame.)

By Jim Baumbach, Newsday

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — The next home run Alex Rodriguez hits will be the 573rd of his career, moving him into a tie with Harmon Killebrew for ninth place on the all-time list.

And Killebrew isn’t too happy about that.

Speaking honestly and diplomatically, Killebrew, 73, never specifically mentioned A-Rod or anybody else by name but still made his point clear Friday: He doesn’t like seeing known steroid users mess with the record books.

“Certainly the players who played years ago are very saddened by anything that hurts the game and integrity of baseball,” Killebrew said at Doubleday Field. “Right now they’ve hurt the integrity of the game.”

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  1. Jim Noble says:

    Harmon hit the first big league home run I ever saw at the “original” Yankee Stadium in 1961. Seeing it hit the “Ballantine Beer” sign at the back of the left-center bleachers is etched in my brain; the ball traveled 500+ feet, easily. In that same game, Mickey Mantle hit a scorching line drive off the 461ft sign for a single. Those were the days I’ll always remember. No talk about steroids or little league fields like they use today.

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