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Kirby Puckett Shares the Influence of His Mother on His Career

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Kirby Puckett had only played in the Major Leagues for two seasons when this interview was recorded during Spring Training of 1987. His career lasted through 1995.

Kirby Puckett had only played in the Major Leagues for two seasons when this interview was recorded during Spring Training of 1987. His career lasted through 1995.

In 1987, Puckett led the Twins to the World Series. Their second since relocating to Minnesota (1965 loss to the LA Dodgers) came after batting .332 with 28 home runs and 99 RBI in the regular season. His performance was even more impressive in the seven-game Series upset over the St. Louis Cardinals, batting a whopping .357. (wikipedia)

Kirby Puckett
Kirby Puckett retired.jpg

Puckett in 1997
Center fielder
Born: March 14, 1960
Chicago, Illinois
Died: March 6, 2006 (aged 45)
Phoenix, Arizona
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 8, 1984, for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1995, for the Minnesota Twins
MLB statistics
Batting average .318
Hits 2,304
Home runs 207
Runs batted in 1,085
Teams
Career highlights and awards
Member of the National
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Inducted 2001
Vote 82.14% (first ballot)

This episode originally aired the second week of May, on Mother’s Day, 1987.

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