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Kirby Puckett Biography

Humble Beginnings, Discovered By The Twins, Chronology, Injury And Glaucoma, Awards And AccomplishmentsCONTACT INFORMATION

1960-

American baseball player

Baseball player Kirby Puckett played twelve seasons with the Minnesota Twins, from 1984 to 1996, helping his team win the World Series in 1987 and 1991. A superstar beloved of Minnesota fans, he was given the nickname "Puck" for his short stature and jovial nature. He was forced to retire as a player at age thirty-six after losing the sight in his right eye to glaucoma. Puckett finished his career with a .318 batting average, the best by a right-handed hitter since Joe DiMaggio. He set a record with 2,040 hits in his first ten seasons. Puckett was

Kirby Puckett

named to the American League All-Star team for ten consecutive years, from 1986 to 1995. Among many other awards, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001, at age forty-one.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: Kirby Puckett, c/o Minnesota Twins, Metro-dome, 34 Kirby Puckett Place, Minneapolis, MN 55415. Phone: 612-375-1366. Email: fanfeedback@twins.mlb.com. Online: http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/.

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