Killebrew tribute (Game 46)
The Twins returned home to host the Mariners on Monday, and paid tribute to Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew in a variety of ways.
Several changes were made to Target Field to honor Killebrew, including the addition of his signature on the wall in right field and a black band to his retired number in left field. Additionally, a No. 3 flag was raised beneath the Twins Territory flag in right field before the game.
Killebrew’s No. 3 was also etched on the infield dirt behind second base and many fans wore No. 3 to the game to honor Killebrew, who died Tuesday after a battle with esophageal cancer.
The Twins also aired a video tribute to Killebrew prior to the game with messages from former teammate Tony Oliva, broadcaster Dick Bremer, and current Twins Justin Morneau, Michael Cuddyer and Joe Nathan.
In a touching moment, the entire team surrounded Killebrew’s No. 3 behind second base with manager Ron Gardenhire making a short speech about how much Killebrew meant to him and the entire Twins organization.
Here are some photos of the ways the Twins paid tribute to Killebrew on Monday, courtesy of Twins associate reporter Jordan Schelling:
Earlier in the day, the Twins also announced plans for Thursday’s public memorial at Target Field and the details can be found here