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A photo of Harmon Killebrew is shown on the video screen as a Target Field groun

Twins' nod to Killebrew: Photo under home plate

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins' tribute to departed slugger Harmon Killebrew includes an old black-and-white photo that will rest beneath home plate at Target Field the rest of the season.

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Killebrew died Tuesday at his Arizona home of cancer.

Later Tuesday, six members of the Target Field grounds crew slowly lifted home plate and slipped the plastic-encased photo of Killebrew under it, then replaced it. A team spokeswoman says the picture is believed to have been taken at Met Stadium in the 1960s.

It shows Killebrew winding up for a mighty swing.

The stadium's video board showed a photo of Killebrew with the years of his life, 1936-2011.

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