Kirby Puckett Biography

Anthony Kirby Puckett was a professional Major League Baseball center fielder who spent his entire 12-year career playing for the Minnesota Twins. He is the Twins' all-time leader in career hits, runs, doubles, and total bases. At the time of his retirement, his .318 career batting average was the highest by any right-handed American League batter since Joe DiMaggio.

Puckett was the fourth baseball player during the 20th century to record 1,000 hits in his first five full calendar years in Major League Baseball, and was the second to record 2,000 hits during his first ten full calendar years. After being forced to retire at age 35 due to loss of vision in one eye from a central retinal vein occlusion, Puckett was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001, his first year of eligibility. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Kirby Puckett
Full Name:
Anthony Kirby Puckett
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Baseball player
Ethnicity:
African American
Date of Birth:
March 14, 1962
Astrological Sign:
Pisces
Date of Death:
March 6, 2006
Age at Death:
43
Cause of Death:
Stroke
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