Kirby Puckett

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Anthony Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 – March 6, 2006) was a professional Major League Baseball center fielder who spent his entire 12-year career playing for the Minnesota Twins (1984–1995). 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.

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2004
ESPN 25: Who's #1? (TV Show)
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2001
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1999
ESPN SportsCentury (TV Show)
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1995
WCW Monday Nitro (TV Show)
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1992
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1991
1991 American League Championship Series (TV Movie)
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1991
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1991
Baseball 1991: A Video Yearbook
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1991
Minnesota Twins: Simply the Best: The 1991 World Series Champions
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1990
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1983
Newton's Apple (TV Show)
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  • Kirby Puckett - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (6 April 1992)
  • Sports Illustrated Magazine [United States] (17 March 2003)
  • Sports Illustrated Magazine [United States] (21 October 1991)

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Batting Stats

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Major League batting statistics for Kirby Puckett.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1984 MIN 128 557 63 165 12 5 0 31 14 16 69 0.296 0.320 0.336
1985 MIN 161 691 80 199 29 13 4 74 21 41 87 0.288 0.330 0.385
1986 MIN 161 680 119 223 37 6 31 96 20 34 99 0.328 0.366 0.537
1987 MIN 157 624 96 207 32 5 28 99 12 32 91 0.332 0.367 0.534
1988 MIN 158 657 109 234 42 5 24 121 6 23 83 0.356 0.375 0.545
1989 MIN 159 635 75 215 45 4 9 85 11 41 59 0.339 0.379 0.465
1990 MIN 146 551 82 164 40 3 12 80 5 57 73 0.298 0.365 0.446
1991 MIN 152 611 92 195 29 6 15 89 11 31 78 0.319 0.352 0.460
1992 MIN 160 639 104 210 38 4 19 110 17 44 97 0.329 0.374 0.490
1993 MIN 156 622 89 184 39 3 22 89 8 47 93 0.296 0.349 0.474
1994 MIN 108 439 79 139 32 3 20 112 6 28 47 0.317 0.362 0.540
1995 MIN 137 538 83 169 39 0 23 99 3 56 89 0.314 0.379 0.515
Career 1783 7244 1071 2304 414 57 207 1085 134 450 965 - - -

Fielding Stats

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Major League fielding statistics for Kirby Puckett.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1984 MIN 128 128 1,125 443 16 3 4 0.994
1985 MIN 161 160 1,404 466 19 8 5 0.984
1986 MIN 160 157 1,385 427 7 6 3 0.986
1987 MIN 147 147 1,273 342 9 5 2 0.986
1988 MIN 158 157 1,349 453 9 3 4 0.994
1989 MIN 157 154 1,328 438 13 4 3 0.991
1990 MIN 141 140 1,195 354 10 4 3 0.989
1991 MIN 152 152 1,306 372 13 6 5 0.985
1992 MIN 149 147 1,277 395 9 3 3 0.993
1993 MIN 139 139 1,222 314 12 2 2 0.994
1994 MIN 95 95 823 205 13 3 2 0.986
1995 MIN 110 108 932 193 10 4 1 0.981
Career 1697 1684 - 4402 140 51 37 -



First NameKirby
Last NamePuckett
Full Name at BirthKirby Puckett
Age45 (age at death)
Date of BirthMarch 14, 1960
BirthplaceChicago, IL
Date of DeathMarch 6, 2006
Location of DeathPhoenix, AZ
Cause of DeathStroke
Height5' 8" (173 cm)
Weight178 lbs (80.7 kg)
BuildLarge
Eye ColorBrown - Dark
Hair ColorBlack
Star SignPisces
EthnicityBlack
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolCalumet City (Chicago, IL)
UniversityBradley University
Triton College
OccupationFormer Major League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionCenterfielder
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB Debut8 May 1984
Last MLB Game28 September 1995
DraftDrafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1982 amateur draft (January).
Hall of FameInducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 2001 (423/515 ballots).
Claim to FameOutfielder for Minnesota Twins

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