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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Kirby Puckett passes away


Hall of Fame baseball player and Twins fan favorite Kirby Puckett died today after suffering a brain aneurysm. Puckett was best known as the Minnesota Twins centre fielder and won two World Series (1987, 1991) with the team. He had to retire in 1996 after suffering from glaucoma in one eye. Puckett was fighting weight problem and had recently gotten through some personal problems in his post-baseball career. Kirby Puckett spent all 12 of his major league seasons with the Minnesota Twins, hitting .318 with 207 home runs and 1,085 runs batted in from 1984 through 1995. He will be greatly missed by all baseball fans.

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