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Ute Baseball to Host `An Evening With Harmon Killebrew'

Harmon Killebrew played for the Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals during his career.

Harmon Killebrew played for the Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals during his career.

Dec. 5, 2008

SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah baseball team will host `An Evening with Harmon Killebrew' at the Sheraton City Centre Hotel on February 10.

Killebrew, who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984, ranks ninth all-time with 573 home runs. He was the American League MVP in 1969 and led the league in home runs six times. His lifetime home run ratio of 14.2 ranks behind only Babe Ruth and Ralph Kiner. Killebrew hit a career-high 49 home runs twice, in 1964 and 1969. He played for the Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals during his career from 1954-1975.

"It's an honor to have one of the greatest players and third baseman to come and be a part of our season-opening banquet" Utah head baseball coach Bill Kinneberg said. "To have a member of the Hall of Fame and the 500 Home Run Club is really exciting for the program and fans.

"It is a night to kick off our season and we are looking forward to a great evening."

The evening will begin with check in at 6 p.m. with a dinner beginning at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $100 per person or $1,000 per table. In addition, two members from parties that purchase an entire table will be invited to attend a private reception with Killebrew from 6:30 to 7 p.m. A live auction of sports memorabilia will commence after dinner.

Those interested in attending must RSVP to Jill Gillman at 801-581-8228.

 

 

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