May 22, 2014

An Odd Harmon Killebrew Story



While re-reading through The Killer's wikipedia page for what seems like the 100th time to find some I came upon a little story I don't remember hearing about before. At the start of the 1968 season Killebrew had to nearly miss the opener to testify in court case in Idaho. It turns out that two guys named Fred Davis and Carl Harrison started selling shares of a business which would sell "cleansing tissues for children" [a.k.a. baby wipes]and that Harmon was going to support and promote the product. I had trouble finding the verdict of the case but based on the article written in the newspaper at the time it didn't sound too good for the defendants.  

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