Kirby Puckett

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Kirby Puckett
Bat/Throw: R/R
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 178
Born: 1960-3-14 at Chicago, IL (US)
Died: 2006-3-6 at Phoenix, AZ (US)
Interred: Cremated
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Kirby Puckett was a Hall of Fame center fielder. He played for the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995.

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Puckett was a ten-time all-star whose career was cut short during spring training in 1996 when he became blind in one eye. He was later diagnosed as having glaucoma (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2357158).

He was elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, in 2001, on 423 of 515 ballots (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/puckeki01.shtml).

Less than five years after his induction, at age 45, he suffered a fatal stroke at his home in Arizona.


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