The Twins family gathered at Target Field Tuesday afternoon, saddened by the death of Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew.
"He was a lot like Ernie Harwell," said ex-Twin and ex-Tiger Jack Morris.
Morris and Killebrew were among the ex-Twins who have become a more common sight around the team in recent years, thanks in large part to efforts by club president Dave St. Peter.
And Morris said Killebrew cared deeply about the team, right to the end.
"He was more worried about how [manager Ron Gardenhire] was holding up and whether Joe Mauer was going to play than he was about how he was doing," Morris said. "Some of the guys who went to see him last week said that, that he asked, 'How's Gardy doing? How's Mauer?'"