Kirby Puckett Biography
Humble Beginnings, Discovered By The Twins, Chronology, Injury And Glaucoma, Awards And AccomplishmentsCONTACT INFORMATION
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
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.
Address: Kirby Puckett, c/o Minnesota Twins, Metro-dome, 34 Kirby Puckett Place, Minneapolis, MN 55415. Phone: 612-375-1366. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Online: http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/.
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