Hall of Famer and Twins legend Harmon Killebrew has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer.
Killebrew, 74, revealed the news in a statement on Thursday morning. He said that he was recently diagnosed and is being treated by a team of medical professionals at the Mayo Clinic.
While acknowledging that his condition is very serious, Killebrew said that he has confidence in his doctors and medical staff.
“I anticipate a full recovery,” Killebrew said in the statement.
The legendary slugger, who ranks 11th on the all-time home run list with 573, called the journey he now faces “perhaps the most difficult battle of my life.”
My prayers are with Mr. Killebrew and his family.
Let’s take a short break from politics to look at the world of baseball (since pitchers and catchers report this Friday):
His voice shaking at times, Alex Rodriguez met head-on allegations that he tested positive for steroids six years ago, telling ESPN on Monday that he did take performance-enhancing drugs while playing for the Texas Rangers during a three-year period beginning in 2001.
Personally, I think A-Rod has been the most over-hyped jinx of a baseball player in modern history. Get this… no team that he has been on has won a World Series while he was there… not even the Yankees who had won several immediately prior to signing him. Why that is I don’t know, but it’s irrefutable.
This thread is gonna be open for any and all discussions of baseball steroid use, pro or con… but no politics here, folks. There’s plenty of political threads out there.