MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew says he will no longer fight esophageal cancer and is settling in for the final days of his life.

The Minnesota Twins released a statement on Friday from Killebrew, saying he has “exhausted all options” for treatment and the cancer is incurable.

Killebrew says he’ll enter hospice care in Arizona, that he’s comforted by the presence of family and friends, and that he looks forward to spending his final days “in comfort and peace” with his wife, Nita.

Killebrew starred with the Washington Senators and Minnesota Twins, but finished up his 22-year major league career in Kansas City, playing for the Royals in 1975.  He’s one of seven Royals players or managers enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Killebrew was inducted in 1984.

Copyright Associated Press

Comments (4)
  1. R. HECKER says:


  2. Dan A. says:

    Thanks for all the great memories Harmon. You are in our prayers. Gods speed.

  3. Jeff Hunter says:

    Harmon, you are entering your final act just as you performed in your major league career – with the utmost class and dignity. Thank you and God bless you, Harmon, and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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