Kirby Puckett

Kirby Puckett

Anthony Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 – March 6, 2006) was a professional Major League Baseball center fielder who spent his entire 12-year baseball career playing with the Minnesota Twins (1984–1995) and is the Twins franchise's all-time leader in career hits, runs, doubles, and total bases. At the time of his retirement, his .318 career batting average was the highest by any right-handed American League batter since Joe DiMaggio.

Puckett was the fourth baseball player during the 20th century to record 1,000 hits in his first five full calendar years in Major League Baseball, and was the second to record 2,000 hits during his first ten full calendar years. After being forced to retire at age 35 due to loss of vision in one eye from a central retinal vein occlusion, Puckett was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001, his first year of eligibility.

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Kirby Puckett - Death
... On the morning of March 5, 2006, Kirby Puckett suffered a massive hemorrhagic stroke at the home he shared with Olson ... during his final hours along with his two children Kirby Jr ... Puckett died on March 6, just 8 days from his 46th birthday, shortly after being disconnected from life support ...
1989 Minnesota Twins Season - Regular Season - Offense
... Kirby Puckett led the AL in batting with a.339 average and hits with 215 ... Kirby hit 9 HR, drove in 85 runs, and scored 75 ... Team Leaders Statistic Player Quantity HR Kent Hrbek 25 RBI Kirby Puckett 85 BA Kirby Puckett.339* Runs Kirby Puckett 75 *League leader ...
Major League Baseball Player Of The Month Award - Awardees
... York Yankees 1986 April Johnny Ray Pittsburgh Pirates Kirby Puckett Minnesota Twins May Hubie Brooks Montreal Expos Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox June Kevin Bass Houston Astros Kent Hrbek (2) Minnesota ... Louis Cardinals Kirby Puckett (2) Minnesota Twins June Cory Snyder San Francisco Giants Kirby Puckett (3) Minnesota Twins July Brett Butler Los Angeles Dodgers Edgar Martínez ...
Baseball Hall Of Fame Balloting, 2001 - The BBWAA Election
... Both selections, Kirby Puckett of the Minnesota Twins and Dave Winfield of the New York Yankees, were late-1980s/early-1990s star hitters ... Puckett is best known for leading the Twins to the World Championship before being forced to retire due to glaucoma ... Player Votes Percent †Dave Winfield 435 84.5 †Kirby Puckett 423 82.1 Gary Carter 334 64.9 Jim Rice 298 57.9 Bruce Sutter 245 47.6 Rich "Goose" Gossage 228 44.3 ...
1991 World Series - Matchups - Game 6
1 0 ... WP Rick Aguilera (1–1) LP Charlie Leibrandt (0–2) Home runs ATL Terry Pendleton (2) MIN Kirby Puckett (2) Both teams had each other in their ... In the bottom of the first, Knoblauch singled and Puckett tripled, scoring Knoblauch and setting the tone for the rest of the evening ... Mack finally broke the hitless streak with a broken-bat single to score Puckett ...

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