Inaugural Harmon Killebrew Scholarship awarded at Target Field
One of just 27 Idaho natives to play in the Major Leagues -- and the Gem State's only Hall of Famer -- Harmon Killebrew never forgot where he came from.
Each year, the man they called "Killer" would attend a game in his home state to present the Harmon Killebrew Award. After the 11-time All-Star passed away last year, Killebrew's family established a $2,500 scholarship in his honor.
Tommy La Mue of Payette, ID, became the inaugural reciprent of the Harmon Killebrew Scholarship before Wednesday's game at Target Field.
"They want someone who represents what Harmon liked in a person," La Mue said. "Athletics, academics and an all-around good citizen."
La Mue plans to attend the College of Idaho, where he'll play baseball and study math, science and business.
-- Derek Wetmore