Kirby Puckett

Kirby Puckett
Birthdate 3/14/1961
Death Date 3/6/2006
Debut Year 1984
Year of Induction 2001
Teams Twins
Positions Center Field, Designated Hitter, Right Field

Kirby Puckett played all twelve of his big league seasons in Minnesota and retired as the Twins’ All Time leader in hits, runs, doubles, and total bases.

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Kirby Puckett helped the Minnesota Twins win World Series titles in 1987 and 1991

Kirby Puckett helped the Minnesota Twins win World Series titles in 1987 and 1991

Kirby Puckett was a fan favorite in Minnesota. He managed 165 hits and a .296 average in his first big league season in 1984. The Chicago native finished third in Rookie of the Year balloting. The following season Puckett tallied 199 hits and received support in MVP
From 1986-1992 Puckett hit .329 and averaged 207 hits, 20 homers, 97 RBI per season

From 1986-1992 Puckett hit .329 and averaged 207 hits, 20 homers, 97 RBI per season

Kirby Puckett was among the game’s best hitters from 1986-1992. An all star all seven of those years, he earned five Silver Sluggers. For good measure, the center fielder also earned six Gold Gloves during that time. Shown here is the 1987 Fleer baseball card titled, “A.L. Pitcher’

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