Puckett at bat

Kirby Puckett, 1960-2006


Kirby Puckett died Monday, March 6, a day after the Hall of Fame outfielder had a stroke at his Arizona home. He was 45.

  • Puckett at batKirby Puckett dies at 45
    Kirby Puckett died Monday, a day after the Hall of Fame outfielder had a stroke at his Arizona home, a hospital spokeswoman said. He was 45.March 6, 2006
  • Metrodome billboardKirby Puckett remembered
    Former Minnesota Twins star Kirby Puckett is bringing fans to the Metrodome one last time. Many have been leaving flowers and mementos at an impromptu memorial for the Hall of Famer outside a ticket window. Puckett died of a massive stroke Monday at a hospital in Arizona.March 7, 2006
  • Makeshift memorialAt the Dome, fans show their love for Kirby Puckett
    At a makeshift memorial set up outside the Metrodome, Twins fans are paying tribute to Kirby Puckett.March 7, 2006
  • Share your memories of Kirby Puckett
  • Puckett in 1992Kirby Puckett's influence on baseball
    Former Minnesota Twins star Kirby Puckett is in critical condition after suffering a stroke Sunday at his home in Arizona. Puckett, 44, was a fan favorite during his playing years with the Twins, and entered the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001. We'll hear a lengthy interview with Puckett which originally aired in 1998, and talk about his influence on the game of baseball.Midday, March 6, 2006
  • Puckett's legacy
    Sports Illustrated columnist Steve Rushin grew up in Bloomington and now lives in Connecticut. He says Puckett is one of the greatest athletes he's ever covered. Rushin talks about how Puckett will be remembered.March 6, 2006
  • Strokes can be sudden and severe
    The news of former Minnesota Twin Kirby Puckett's death hit many fans hard. Puckett died Monday night from a massive stroke he suffered on Sunday, at the age of 45. The suddenness and severity of Puckett's stroke underscores how serious this health condition can be. Medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg talked with MPR's Tom Crann about strokes and their treatment.March 7, 2006
  • An interview with Kirby Puckett
    Minnesota Public Radio's Jim Bickal interviewed former Minnesota Twins star Kirby Puckett, shortly after the future Hall of Famer's career was cut short by glaucoma.September 23, 1998
  • Minnesota Sends Two to Hall of Fame
    Kirby Puckett and Dave Winfield have been elected to baseball's Hall of Fame, in their first year of eligibility. Winfield is a St. Paul native whose 22-year major league career included a couple of seasons with the Minnesota Twins. The biggest celebration was for Puckett, who during his 12 years in Minnesota became one of the Twins' best and most popular players.January 17, 2001
  • Black baseball in Minnesota
    Minnesota has been lucky to play host to some of the finest black baseball players of all time, in a history stretching back through Kirby Puckett, Willie Mays and Roy Campanella, all the way to the turn-of-the-Century St. Paul Colored Gophers and before. A new book from the Minnesota Historical Society Press details the history of black baseball in Minnesota.March 2, 2005
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