Killebrew gets final farewell

By KBJR News 1

May 27, 2011 Updated May 27, 2011 at 1:21 PM CDT

MINNEAPOLIS -- Several Hall of Famers, many current and former Major League players and executives, including Commissioner Bud Selig, joined an estimated 4,000 fans on Thursday night to honor the late Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew in a beautiful and touching public memorial at Target Field.

The ceremony, which was emceed by Twins broadcasters John Gordon and Dick Bremer and lasted more than two hours, celebrated the life of the famed slugger who passed away on May 17 at the age of 74 after a bout with esophageal cancer.

It featured poignant speeches from Selig, Hall of Famers Paul Molitor and Rod Carew, current and former Twins stars such as Jim Kaat, Michael Cuddyer and Justin Morneau and Killebrew's wife, Nita.

Courtesy: minnesotatwins.com, mlb.com