MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins held a team meeting on Friday and decided that they will wear their 1961 cream-colored jerseys for all home games this season as a tribute to Harmon Killebrew, who announced on Friday that he has entered hospice care, with his battle against esophageal cancer nearing an end.
"We figured it would be good tribute to pay to him for the rest of the season," said Michael Cuddyer, who is the longest-tenured Twins player. "I've asked everybody and think everybody has complied that we'll wear these uniforms all season when we're at home."
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was also happy about the decision, feeling it was a fitting tribute to Killebrew, whom many view as the face of the Twins franchise.
"I've got no problem with it," Gardenhire said. "I had other guys talk about that even beforehand, that they liked these hats and jerseys. So I have no problems with it all. I think it's wonderful, to tell you the truth."