Former Minnesota Twins slugger died Tuesday. He was 74.
As he lived out his final days in hospice care while suffering from terminal esophageal cancer, Killebrew made a startling revelation this week. Killebrew claimed that he (like his NBA counterpart Jerry West) is Mr. Logo.
Killebrew said upon visiting the commissioner’s office in the 1960’s, that he met a graphic artist who was working on the new baseball logo for MLB. Killebrew says the artist was using HIS likeness to design the new logo. ESPN Page 2 ran a story backing Killebrew’s version of the logo-drawing events but there remain Joe Torre logo proponents among others.