Harmon Killebrew says he has cancer

Updated: January 14, 2011, 3:55 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Former Washington Senators and Minnesota Twins star Harmon Killebrew has esophageal cancer and is being treated at the Mayo Clinic near his home in Arizona, he said in a statement released Thursday.

Killebrew, inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1984 after a career that included 11 All-Star Game selections and the 1969 Most Valuable Player award, said he was recently diagnosed with the disease.

Killebrew, 74, currently ranks 11th on the all-time major league home run list with ...

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