Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett Dies at age 45.

Kirby Puckett passed away yesterday at the age of 45 following a massive stroke. Obviously he was a legendary player of the game and was one of my Leaders growing up. This news kind of struck me yesterday when I heard it... Kirby was a great role model to kid growing up. He seemed more like a normal guy than a pro... he was kinda round, kina short... he proved that anyone can become great. He was always smiling and seemed to realize how fortunate he was that he was doing what he loved for a living. Kirby took the Twins to two World Series Titles and was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2001... His lifetime batting average was .318, he hit 207 home runs and 1,085 RBIs. He played in 10 consecutive All-Star games and won six Golden Gloves.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice Fraser.

I like a sports update every once in awhile over on your blog.

But please, put up more picks of Evangeline Lily

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey dude, you know Kirby beat the shit out of his wife didn't you?? Great role model for the kids.

6:15 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

yeah I had heard that - don't know if that is really true or not... personal issues aside he was a childhood favorite of mine and I am sure yours as well... whoever you are - please sign off with your name... that would help.

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when puck was welcomed to edina country club in the early 90s, the president of ecc phoned up tonya, and told her the only remaining item would be the $40,000 membership fee. tonya then supposedly asked, "now is this going to be a monthly charge?" just a story i heard, but i always thought it was pretty funny. don't know if it's true.

i always liked puck, and i always considered a middle-aged overweight blind man groping a 20-something dippy broad in a restroom a highly forgivable offense.

11:02 PM  

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