Monday, March 06, 2006

Kirby's Gone

Kirby Puckett succumbed to the effects of a massive stroke, he was 45.

Puckett by the numbers:

In 12 seasons with the Twins he accumulated a

.318 BA
207 Home Runs
1085 RBIs
10 All Star Teams
6 Gold Gloves
5 200 hit seasons

He was rewarded with a 2001 1st ballot Hall Of Fame Induction.

Thanks for bringing it home, Puck! You will be missed!


Quicky bio from WiKi:
Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 – March 6, 2006) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995. Puckett led the Twins to World Series titles in 1987 and 1991. After being forced to retire at age 35 due to a loss of vision in one eye, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001 in his first year of eligibility. He passed away at the age of 45 due to a massive stroke.

Date of birth March 14, 1960
Place of birth Chicago, Illinois
Date of death March 6, 2006
Position(s) Center fielder
College Triton College
Draft 1982 / Round 1
All Stars 10

Statistics BaseballAlmanac
Mitch at his best!

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