All ten members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation are pushing to get former Minnesota Twins slugger Harmon Killebrew on a postage stamp.
The two U.S. Senators and eight House members signed a letter to the Citizen’s Stamp Advisory Committee urging Killebrew’s selection.
The letter says:
…Harmon Killebrew was renowned as the home run king, but perhaps even better known for his sportsmanship. He earned respect from teammates and opponents alike, and his reputation only grew as he went on to broadcasting and coaching. However, it was his community and charitable accomplishments that perhaps best reflected his character. Following his mother’s words, “we are here to help each other, son,” Mr. Killebrew dedicated himself to a wide array of charitable projects, including the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association and the Harmon Killebrew Foundation.
Harmon Killebrew believed that every child deserved the chance to play his favorite game, and so it was no surprise that his favorite charity was the Miracle League, an organization that provides specially-designed baseball fields for children with disabilities. He established fields across the country, and has left a lasting impact on the children who were given the opportunity to play the game.