Hall of Famer Puckett passes away at 45

From the Strikethree.com Newsroom

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — One day after suffering a stroke, former Minnesota Twins OF Kirby Puckett died on Monday. Puckett played for the Twins’ 1987 and 1991 world championship teams, won six Golden Gloves, appeared in ten All-Star Games, and won the AL batting title in 1989.

Puckett’s career was cut short in 1996 when he developed galucoma in his right eye, and the forced retirement seemed to hit him hard, with friends concerned about his overall health, especially his weight. He is the second-youngest Hall of Famer to die, after Lou Gehrig.

Published March 7, 2006

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