Date of death: 02-03-2006
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: Kirby Puckett was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire major-league career with the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995. ...
: Kirby Puckett was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire major-league career with the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995. Puckett led the Twins to World Series titles in 1987 and 1991.
He was the first baseball player during the 20th century to record 1,000 hits in his first five full calendar years in Major League Baseball, and one of only two to record 2,000 hits during his first ten full calendar years. After being forced to retire at age 35 due to loss of vision in one eye from glaucoma, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001 in his first year of eligibility.
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