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We appreciate and value our documentary partners including The Minnesota Twins and The Miracle League for the making of – “KILLER – The Harmon Killebrew Story” Project.
The Minnesota Twins
The Minnesota Twins are an American professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the American League Central division.
Team Names: Minnesota Twins, Washington Senators
Seasons: 117 (1901 to 2017)
Record: 8697-9438, .480 W-L%
Playoff Appearances: 14
World Championships: 3
THE MINNESOTA TWINS
The Minnesota Twins are an American professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division. The team was founded in Washington, D.C. in 1901 as one of the eight original teams of the American League, named the Washington Senators or Washington Nationals.The team is named after the Twin Cities area comprising Minneapolis and St. Paul. They played in Metropolitan Stadium from 1961 to 1981 and the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome from 1982 to 2009. They played their inaugural game at the newly completed Target Field on April 12, 2010.
The team was allowed to keep its original “TC” (for Twin Cities) insignia for its caps.
The team’s logo shows two men, one in a Minneapolis Millers uniform and one in a St. Paul Saints uniform, shaking hands across the Mississippi River. The “TC” remained on the Twins’ caps until 1987, when they adopted new uniforms. By this time, the team felt it was established enough to put an “M” on its cap without having St. Paul fans think it stood for Minneapolis. The “TC” logo was moved to a sleeve on the jerseys, and occasionally appeared as an alternate cap design. Both the “TC” and “Minnie & Paul” logos remain the team’s primary insignia. As of 2010, the “TC” logo has been reinstated on the cap as their logo.
The ballpark officially opened with a capacity of 39,504 on April 12, 2010, and has since hosted the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. It is an open-air ballpark, and not considered “roof-ready” in any way. Though designed specifically as a baseball venue, it has the capability to accommodate football, soccer, and outdoor concerts. Its extensive banquet and conference facilities are marketed for corporate and other non-Twins and non-baseball events. In 2010, ESPN The Magazine ranked Target Field as the #1 baseball stadium experience in North America.
Harmon was instrumental in establishing several Miracle League fields throughout the U.S. But, one of Harmon’s last wishes was that there be a Miracle League Field built in his hometown, Payette, Idaho.
From that wish; local government, park entities, and the school district have come together to provide land at McCain Middle School in Payette for this project to become a reality. Learn More
“Every Child Deserves a Chance to Play Baseball”
There is something about playing the game that lights up a person’s eyes. But for children and adults facing serious physical and mental disabilities that opportunity can often be difficult to achieve. Baseball diamonds weren’t exactly designed with wheelchairs and crutches in mind.
THE MIRACLE LEAGUE
The Miracle League removes the barriers that keep children with disabilities off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime. Since the main barriers for these adults arise from the natural grass fields used in conventional leagues, Miracle League teams play on a custom-designed, rubberized turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assertive devices while helping to prevent injuries.
But it’s more than playing a game. The Miracle League is about making new friends, building self-esteem and being treated just like other athletes. To help the athletes, the Miracle League uses a “buddy” system – pairing each player with an able-bodied peer. The result is a bond that cannot be described. The Miracle League serves children and adults who suffer from any physical or mental disabilities, which causes them to be excluded, whether intentionally or not, from conventional Baseball leagues.
They have received local media coverage including NBC, ABC, Connecting With Kids and FOX, Atlanta affiliates and national attention on CNN, MSNBC and Fox Sports. In July 2001, the league was profiled on a segment of HBO’s Real Sports. In January 2002 the Miracle League were awarded the Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award and on January 24th PAX TV’s “It A Miracle” told the story of Conyers Miracle League Player, Lauren Gunder. In 2006 they were inducted to The Baseball Hall of Fame. In 2014 The Miracle League was visited by President George W. Bush.
The Miracle League has an aggressive plan to help local communities build Miracle League complexes around the globe.
Our players may not be able to run the bases or hit the ball as well as some of their peers, but they have an equal amount of love and determination to play baseball. We want to help them achieve that dream. Learn How You Can Help
Join our Team in the making of KILLER, The Harmon Killebrew Story
This is the first film documentary honouring Baseball Legend, Harmon Killebrew. KILLER will tell the story of Harmon’s life and times as champion baseball player through the voices of many people – those who knew him, those who watched him play, and by those who were touched by his humanity.
Harmon was a champion and voice for those less fortunate. He supported several charities throughout his life including The Miracle League whose motto is, ” Every Child Deserves a Chance to Play Baseball.” Harmon helped build several Miracle Fields across the country before he passed away in 2011. His last wish was to have a Miracle Field built in his hometown which opened in 2015.
Join us in the making of this film to celebrate this man, that timeless era in baseball and continue Harmon’s support for The Miracle League.
A portion of your contribution will benefit those less fortunate, for Harmon’s Charity of Choice, The Miracle League!