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Kirby Puckett

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett

Full Name: Anthony Kirby Puckett
Profession: MLB Center Fielder

United States of America

Biography: Spent his entire 12-year career playing for the Minnesota Twins, and currently is the Twins' all-time leader in career hits, runs, doubles, and total bases.

Born: March 14, 1960
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: March 6, 2006 (aged 45)
Cause of Death: Stroke

Married Life

  • 1986-11-01 MLB player Kirby Puckett (24) weds Tonya Hudson (20)

Historical Events

  • 1984-05-08 Minnesota Twins Kirby Puckett debuts with 4 singles
  • 1987-08-30 Kirby Puckett goes 6-for-6 with 2 HRs in Minn 10-6 win over Milwaukee
  • 1989-05-13 Minnesota Twin Kirby Puckett becomes 35th to hit 4 doubles in a game
  • 1989-05-14 1st time since 1948 a player hit 6 consecutive doubles (Kirby Puckett)
  • 1989-10-01 MLB batting titles are decided on final day of regular season: AL, Kirby Puckett goes 2-for-5 edges Carney Lansford .339 to .336; NL, Tony Gwynn's 3-for-4 beats Will Clark .336 to .333
  • 1989-11-22 MLB center fielder Kirby Puckett signs record $3,000,000 per year contract with Minnesota Twins
  • 1993-07-13 All star MVP: Kirby Puckett (Minnesota Twins)
  • 1994-06-26 Kirby Puckett pass Rod Carew with 2,088 hit as Twin's top hit leader
  • 1995-09-28 Dennis Martínez pitch breaks Kirby Puckett's jaw in Indians 12-4 win
  • 1996-07-12 Kirby Puckett, MLB centerfielder, retires after 12 seasons from Minnesota Twins, due to loss of vision in one eye
  • 1997-05-25 Minnesota Twins retire Kirby Puckett's uniform #

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