Harmon Killebrew memorial today at Target Field


Target Field gates will open at 6 p.m. tonight for the 7:10 p.m. Harmon Killebrew memorial service. Admission is free, ballpark concessions will be open, and seating will be general admission, so come on downtown and pay your final respects to the late Twins great.

And wear your No. 3 shirt, too.


Prior to the event, some of Killebrew's former teammates will gather at the Mall of America on the approximate site of home plate in the old Met Stadium. They'll then hop on a light rail train wrapped in Killebrew's #3 jersey, ride to the Metrodome to pick up more former Twins, and then continue to Target Field.

Speakers include MLB Commissioner Alan H. "Bud" Selig, National Baseball Hall of Famers Rod Carew and Paul Molitor, Twins legends Jim Kaat and Tony Oliva, and current Twins Michael Cuddyer and Justin Morneau.

There will be musical tributes too, including from former teammate Jim "Mudcat" Grant, Jeff Arundel, author of the Harmon Killebrew song, and the Minnesota Chorale. And Killebrew's Hall of Fame plaque will also be available for viewing from noon to 6:30 p.m. near the Killebrew statue on Target Plaza.