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  • Kirby Puckett: 1960-2006

    Just saw on ESPN news that Kirby Puckett just passed away. Very sad. He was young and while he played, was a terrific symbol of what was great about the game.

  • #2
    I am still in shock! I knew he had a stroke Sunday. I didn't know it was so serious. He was a great player and he will be missed.

    Rest in Peace Kirby.


    • #3
      I had to look for it but I found the same news flash. Deepest sympathy to his family, friends, and the Twins organization.
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      • #4
        R.I.P. Kirby Puckett. Godspeed.
        WAR? Prove it!

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        • #5
          I'm shocked too, and very saddened. I know there was all that stuff about him in the last few years, but my memories of him are playing ball, playing hard, and looking like he was enjoying every moment. My baseball cognizance developed during the 80s, when Kirby was emerging as a star. So I strongly associate him with my youthful fascination with baseball, and for me he stood for how the game was supposed to be both played and enjoyed.


          • #6
            RIP, Kirby. Like I said on another thread, he was one of the first players I remember seeing and for him to go prematurely is a shock.

            He will be missed.
            "The future's uncertain and the end is always near" - Jim Morrison


            • #7
              I woke up this morning, turned on the TV (ESPN was on of course)... first thing I heard was he had a stroke and there was bleeding in his brain... figured he didnt have much time left after that



              • #8
                I'm in total shock here.

                I don't know what I can say that can make things much better.

                He was one of my favorite players to watch.

                My condolences to his family,and all Twins fans here.

                May he rest in peace.


                • #9
                  Kirby was such a good player and a beloved icon to all Twins fans. I am just saddened to hear this news. h
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                  1) "plZ dOn;t' pOsT LikE tHIs n e mOr!"

                  2) "The teams play 1962 games in 180 days."

                  3) "Stadiums don't move silly, people do."

                  4) "Once again you quibble, because it is I who speaks."

                  5) Almost anything RuthMayBond says...


                  • #10
                    Kirby was a fantastic player, both at the plate and in the field, and was a joy to watch. Condolences to his family and loved ones.


                    • #11
                      The Twins may have beat my Cards almost two decades ago, but now's not the time. Kirby Puckett was such a good person on the field, and he helped win a World Series, and now #34 is going to be honored. I wish the best of luck to his family and children...


                      KIRBY PUCKETT: 1961-2006...thou wilt be missed.


                      • #12
                        Rest In Peace, Kirby.
                        "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
                        Carl Yastrzemski


                        • #13
                          I knew about the stroke and thought he'd live on. Listened to KSPN 710 this afternoon and I was in disbelief. Unbelievable. Rest in Peace Puck.
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                          • #14
                            Read he passed at work today. Really sad. RIP Kirby.

                   - SoCal Wrestling


                            • #15
                              sad. very sad. an excellent player, with some very human flaws. Still, i choose to remember him with the twins and how much he meant to the twins franchise and its fans.

                              baseball lost one of its icons.


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