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Twins Will Wear Throwbacks For Home Games To Honor Harmon Killebrew

Minnesota Twins legend Harmon Killebrew entered Hospice care on Friday, and as a tribute from the current Twins players, the team will wear throwback jerseys from the 1961 season -- Killebrew's first in Minnesota -- for the remainder of the MLB season at all home games.

The decision to wear the retro cream-colored jerseys, which was first reported by the Star Tribune's Joe Christensen, came following a team meeting on Friday. Photos of the jerseys, from the team's website, are shown below.

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On Friday, the Twins also hung a jersey of the Twins legend in the dugout for the game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Former Twins players also took time to remember the Hall of Famer, including fellow Minnesota legend Rod Carew.

"This is a sad day for all of baseball and even harder for those of us who are fortunate enough to be a friend of Harmon's," Carew said in a statement. "Harmon Killebrew is a gem. I can never thank him enough for all I learned from him. He is a consummate professional who treats everyone from the brashest of rookies to the groundskeepers to the ushers in the stadium with the utmost of respect. I would not be the person I am today if it weren't for Harmon Killebrew. He is a Hall of Famer in every sense of the word."

It seems everyone remembers Carew fondly both for both his play on the field and as a great person off the field.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.