35 Harmon Killebrew Quotes from The Killer Baseball Player

Harmon Killebrew was an American professional baseball player and has a nickname of “The Killer”.

Best Harmon Killebrew Quotes


I do everything in a straightforward manner. ~ Harmon Killebrew.


I like happy endings. ~ Harmon Killebrew.


I speak very highly of Jim Thome. Not only is he a great player, but he’s a great individual. ~ Harmon Killebrew.


How the hell can you play here? ~ Harmon Killebrew.


I’m not a quitter. All my career, I went through a lot of physical adversity, injuries. It’s in my nature to be a battler. ~ Harmon Killebrew.


I didn’t think much about batting average when I was playing. ~ Harmon Killebrew.

When I was 14, and for the next four years, I was lifting and hauling 10-gallon milk cans full of milk. That will put muscles on you even if you’re not trying. ~ Harmon Killebrew.

The Mayo Clinic is one of the largest and most experienced medical centers treating esophageal cancer in the world. ~ Harmon Killebrew.


Hospice is such a tremendous thing. Patients seem to reach an inner peace. ~ Harmon Killebrew.

I didn’t have evil intentions, but I guess I did have power. ~ Harmon Killebrew.

It takes a lot of dedication to quit smoking, and whether you give up for good on your first try or have to give it a couple of tries – keep swinging at it, and you will succeed. ~ Harmon Killebrew.

I found out early in life that I could hit a baseball farther than most players, and that’s what I tried to do. ~ Harmon Killebrew.

Inspiring Harmon Killebrew Quotes

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, ‘You’re tearing up the grass’; ‘We’re not raising grass,’ Dad would reply. ‘We’re raising boys. ~ Harmon Killebrew.


The people in the Upper Midwest were the same kind of people I grew up around in Idaho. ~ Harmon Killebrew.

There was a time when rival teams used a shift against me. They would put the second baseman on the shortstop’s side of the bag, move the shortstop into the hole to his right, and have the third baseman hug the foul line. The idea was to build an infield wall against a known right-handed pull hitter. ~ Harmon Killebrew.

I want to say that maybe I’ve made some wrong decisions, but I’m still an honorable person, and I intend to take care of all of my obligations. ~ Harmon Killebrew.

At Tiger Stadium, the dugouts are so low that you walk in and hit your head on the ceiling. People would say, ‘Don’t feel bad. Ty Cobb did the same thing.’ ~ Harmon Killebrew.

I always tried to watch the pitcher and his complete windup from the moment he had the ball in his glove all the way through his motion, and tried to follow it all the way out of his hand, all the way to home plate. ~ Harmon Killebrew.


Society doesn’t like to deal with death, but it is a natural part of living. ~ Harmon Killebrew.

Top Harmon Killebrew Quotes

Pitchers are smart. They know they are much better off if they mix things up and keep you off-balance. ~ Harmon Killebrew.

It must be nice for today’s hitters when you don’t have to worry about being thrown at. It’s a whole different deal. When I played, getting knocked down was an accepted part of the game. ~ Harmon Killebrew.

Life is precious and time is a key element. Let’s make every moment count and help those who have a greater need than our own. ~ Harmon Killebrew.

Look for the seams (on a knuckleball) and then hit in-between them. ~ Harmon Killebrew.

Famous Harmon Killebrew Quotes

Joe Mauer’s the real deal. He is absolutely wonderful. Not only is he a great player, but he’s a great human being. He’s the kind of guy you’d like to see… be your son. ~ Harmon Killebrew.

In baseball, you pack your uniform in the clubhouse after a ball game, and you see it hanging up in your locker when you get to your next city. ~ Harmon Killebrew.


No matter what, I’ve always been an optimistic person. ~ Harmon Killebrew.

I was set to go to Oregon to play college baseball and football. ~ Harmon Killebrew.

Hitting .400 is something you can do by yourself. But you have to rely on guys getting on base at the right time to drive in that many runs. ~ Harmon Killebrew.

Great Quotes about Harmon Killebrew

The team without Killebrew is like dressing up for a formal affair with a white tie and tails and then wearing muddy shoes. ~ Earl Battey.

Killebrew was the most prolific home run hitter of the 1960s. ~ Jonathan Fraser Light.

Harmon told me never to chew gum at the plate. He said it makes your eyeballs bounce up and down. ~ Charlie Manuel.

Killebrew can knock the ball out of any park, including Yellowstone. ~ Paul Richards.

Although quiet and soft-spoken, Harmon Killebrew epitomized raw power. ~ National Baseball Hall of Fame.

He hit line drives that put the opposition in jeopardy. And I don’t mean infielders, I mean outfielders. ~ Ossie Bluege.

If ever anyone wielded a blunt instrument at home plate, it was Harmon Killebrew. There was nothing subtle about the Idaho strong boy and it was always his intention to mash a pitched ball as hard and as far as he could. ~ Donald Honig.

So these were the 35 inspiring Harmon Killebrew quotes and sayings on baseball.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other posts on Caster Semenya quotes and Tommy Caldwell quotes.

Share with others!
Chandan Negi
Chandan Negi

I’m the Founder of Internet Pillar - I love sharing quotes and motivational content to inspire and motivate people - #quotes #motivation #internetpillar