Why is Harmon Killebrew the MLB logo?

Why do MLB and NBA have similar logos?

The NBA logo, designed by Alan Siegel in 1969 to resemble Dior’s MLB logo. … As Siegel has explained, the similarity was not a coincidence: the NBA commissioner at the time expressly asked Siegel to riff on the patriotic MLB logo as a way of branding basketball as an “all American” sport like baseball.

The ubiquitous design includes a white silhouette of a batter — popularly thought to be Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew — flanked by a backdrop of blue and red.

What does Killebrew mean?

Erme parish, Cornwall, probably named in Cornish as ‘hazelnut grove’, from kelly ‘grove’ + cnow ‘hazel trees’. …

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