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Harmon Killebrew, player behind the MLB logo

Harmon Killebrew, player behind the MLB logo

One of the logos of the sport that broke borders and transcended continents was the famous batter on a blue and red square that represents MLB baseball. Since 1969 the Major Leagues carry this logo and it is said that they were not inspired by any player to make it, but …

The MLB logo was created by Jerry Dior in 1968 after an agreement between Major League Baseball and the Sandgren & Murtha company.

According to the author of the logo himself, he was inspired by several players and does not remember with certainty which one was the one that gave him the most elements for inspiration.

It was a great secret already discovered, the MLB logo was inspired by that great player named Harmon Killebrew.

Wait a minute! Harmon Killebrew yelled in an interview he gave to ESPN in 2008.

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The Cooperstown Hall of Famer since 1984 revealed that he was a critical part of the creative process for the MLB logo.

“I was in the commissioner’s office one day in the late 1960s and there was a man sitting at a table.

He had a picture of me in batting position and he was marking it. I said, ‘What are you doing with that?’

He told me they were going to make a new logo for the Major Leagues. I never thought about that again. And then the logo came out and it looked like me, “said Harmon Killebrew.

Harmon ‘Killer’ Killebrew played for 22 years in MLB and dispatched with an enviable 573 home runs.

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Additionally, in the 1984 Cooperstown Hall of Fame voting he finished in the top five to earn a place in Major League Baseball eternity. (GG) (Bolavip)

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