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Harmon Killebrew’s memorial service, featuring Mudcat Grant on “What a Wonderful World”

May 27, 2011, 9:35 AM EDT

Harmon Killebrew

Commissioner Selig, Hank Aaron, scads of current and former Twins players and thousands of fans turned out at Target Field yesterday for a memorial service for Harmon Killebrew.   The details of the service can be read here.

And at the risk of creating isolated dust storms in the vicinity of your computer, I embed for you below Mudcat Grant’s rendition of “What a Wonderful World” with Tony Oliva’s son accompanying him on guitar. Which if you simply described to me as taking place at the service I would be tempted to say “that’s nice” but which, when watching, is pretty moving.

I’m not made of stone here people.

  1. The Common Man/ - May 27, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Mudcat Grant is awesome. Also a really really really nice guy. Like Killebrew level nice. I realize I’m bordering on hyperbole in my praise of Twins from the 1960s and 70s over the last couple weeks, so let me just say that Frank Quilici can go right to hell.

  2. yankeesfanlen - May 27, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Thanks for posting this Craig ,[talk amongst yourselves]

    • rebarratige - May 27, 2011 at 12:42 PM

      Milli Vanilli is neither a Milli, nor a Vanilli. Discuss.

      • rebarratige - May 27, 2011 at 12:43 PM

        Oh, and in all seriousness, very awesome.

  3. rmalmstrom - May 27, 2011 at 9:52 AM


    Was in a band with Ric many moons ago. Great musician.

  4. sknut - May 27, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Wow, that was touching. It didn’t take long before the tears started flowing.

  5. Lincoln93 - May 27, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    How do you expect me to work if I’m all teared up?

  6. stackers1 - May 27, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Holy crap – that took me by surprise. Hope nobody here at work saw me dabbing my eyes.

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