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Designer claims Killebrew not depicted in MLB logo

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By Dave Campbell, AP Sports Writer

MINNEAPOLIS -- Harmon Killebrew, so the story went, was such the slugger that the silhouette of his intimidating pose at the plate was the basis for Major League Baseball's official logo.

There is no question that Killebrew, who died this week at age 74 following a fight with esophageal cancer, was quite the hitter. The Hall of Famer's 573 home runs prove just that.

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