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Posted: 3/6/2006 4:20:57 PM EDT
after suffering a stroke yesterday
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:21:27 PM EDT
SHOCKER
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:21:42 PM EDT
i saw he was in a coma... didt know he died. bumer
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:21:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:21:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:25:05 PM EDT
The Minnesota News Stations are all over this....I have a ticker at the bottom of my screen watching 24.



He is a Legend in Minnesota.

Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:25:52 PM EDT
I'm shocked. It's sad he was only 44. RIP Puck.

One of the best clutch hitters ever to play the game.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:27:01 PM EDT
Puckett Dies Following Stroke
Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett died Monday, a day after suffering a stroke at his Arizona home, a hospital spokeswoman said. The 44-year-old Puckett, who led the Twins to two World Series titles before his career was cut short by glaucoma, was stricken Sunday morning at his Arizona home.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:27:25 PM EDT
Remember Game 6 of the World Series?



Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:28:13 PM EDT
HELL of a player.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:29:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:
Remember Game 6 of the World Series?






"Get on my back, I'll carry you guys"
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:30:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By leakycow:
HELL of a player.



RIP Kirby.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:30:38 PM EDT
KKKKIIIIRRRRRRRBBBBBYYYYYY PPPPPUUUUUCCCCCKKKKEEETTTTT!!!!!!!!

Wh­en you heard that name over the Metrodome loudspeakers you just knew something good would happen. Its sad if he passed away. He had some problems in the past few years but his greatness as a ballplayer will never diminish.

RIP Puck.

Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:31:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/6/2006 4:33:06 PM EDT by nashgill]
career 318 average. That says something. Anyone hazard a guess on roid use? 44 is pretty young for a stroke.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:31:57 PM EDT
Shit, it's a sad day for baseball.

Kirby was a stand up player and a stand up person, he was a true role model for me while growing up playing ball. He will be missed by this baseball fan.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:33:02 PM EDT
http://www.startribune.com/10017/story/287541.html

Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:37:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By nashgill:
career 318 average. That says something. Anyone hazard a guess on roid use? 44 is pretty young for a stroke.



I had heard he had gained a lot of weight recently
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:37:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sgthoskins:

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:
Remember Game 6 of the World Series?






"Get on my back, I'll carry you guys"




The homerun............................this is a really sad day for me.

Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:38:38 PM EDT
Strokes can happen to anybody.

All you need is a blockage.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:38:49 PM EDT
He's a sad tale of going from the pinnicale to bottom.

Sorry it all went downt he way it did for him, becasue he seemed like a good guy for most of his life.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:40:13 PM EDT
:(
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:42:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/6/2006 4:43:11 PM EDT by twonami]
44! Damn, I'm 41
RIP Kirby and this is coming from a lifelong Yankee fan.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:43:11 PM EDT


RIP. What a great baseball player.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:43:32 PM EDT
People dont appreciate the decline in health a pro athlete goes through after retirement. Especially black athletes. The years of punishment and a lot of the time steroids shortens the clock quite a bit. I am not saying Kirby did but in general they burn up their lives at a much faster rate. Not to mention they live fast lifestyles and the partying does not help their health.

I saw Billy Sims at a Lions game recently the dude can barely walk. We are talking about a man with several rushing records during his time.

The average NFL player will die 5 years before you or me. But what do you expect being in a car accident everyday of your teen and adult life.

Paul Karyia can barely remember his name anymore with all the concussions. I would love to see what his brain looks like when he croaks. I bet there are more holes in it then swiss cheese.

Your cells only divide and repair themselves only so many times before they are not able.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:59:48 PM EDT

Friday, August 3, 2001
Kirby Puckett -- career highlights
ESPN.com


YRS 12
G 1783
AB 7244
R 1071
H 2304
2B 414
3B 57
HR 207
RBI 1085
BB 450
SO 965
SB 134
OBP .363
SLG .477
AVG .318

# Click here for Kirby Puckett's season-by-season stats.

# Along with Dave Winfield is the 36th player to be elected to the Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.

# Becomes 20th center fielder elected to the Hall of Fame, and is the 44th Hall of Famer to spend his entire career with one franchise.

# Won two World Championships (1987 and 1991) during his 12-year career with the Minnesota Twins.

# Won American League batting title in 1989, finishing with a .339 average.

# His 2,040 hits in his first 10 seasons are the most in baseball history.

# A 10-time All-Star and a six-time Gold Glove winner.

# Was named the MVP of the 1991 ALCS, a series in which the Twins defeated the Toronto Blue Jays to advance to the World Series.

# Hit a game-winning walkoff home run in Game 6 of the '91 World Series.

# Retired at the age of 36 after developing glaucoma in his right eye.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 5:13:22 PM EDT
What better way to describe the man, than to say, he played for the love of the game. For that, he has my deepest respects.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 5:15:39 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 5:44:45 PM EDT
This is very, very sad. I grew up in Minnesota and I was always a huge Twins fan and watched every second of the 1987 and 1991 World Series. He was the kind of player the Twins were so lucky to have in those years.


Link Posted: 3/6/2006 5:48:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GunLvrPHD:
This is very, very sad. I grew up in Minnesota and I was always a huge Twins fan and watched every second of the 1987 and 1991 World Series. He was the kind of player the Twins were so lucky to have in those years.





Seemed like a nice guy. You don't see that much any more in any professional sport. ANY team would have been lucky to have him. It always amazed me to see a man with an ass that big run so fast.

He was a rarity in sports today and will be missed.

RIP Kirby.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 6:10:58 PM EDT
We'll see ya...........tomorrow night...............

RIP Kirby Puckett.

Link Posted: 3/6/2006 6:21:00 PM EDT
KP..

left 2 things always on my mind..

1- he had fun playing baseball..he always was grinning and enjoyed the game.
2- he played for 1 team..his whole career..
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 6:22:02 PM EDT
He was inducted in 2001 right? If so it was his induction party at my history museum in Cooperstow that I had to work late, with no overtime to entertain the kids of his guests.

Typical Rich folk, I cant get all worked up over his passing. Someone is going to get screwed, probably a cop who has to work the funeral on his day off or some other such BS
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 6:23:39 PM EDT
A sad day for Minnesotans, Twins Fans, and the world of Baseball. He was my favorite Twins player....

Link Posted: 3/6/2006 6:24:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PSYWAR1-0:
He was inducted in 2001 right? If so it was his induction party at my history museum in Cooperstow that I had to work late, with no overtime to entertain the kids of his guests.

Typical Rich folk, I cant get all worked up over his passing. Someone is going to get screwed, probably a cop who has to work the funeral on his day off or some other such BS



Well boo-hoo for you.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 6:30:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 6:30:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By OBird:
Well boo-hoo for you.



Breed Apart, Make no Sense ect ect ect

He probably wouldnt give you the time of day, yet even after he is dead your blowing him.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 6:36:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PSYWAR1-0:

Originally Posted By OBird:
Well boo-hoo for you.



Breed Apart, Make no Sense ect ect ect

He probably wouldnt give you the time of day, yet even after he is dead your blowing him.








Who pissed in your Cornflakes?
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 6:37:08 PM EDT
He was a hell of a hitter.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 6:40:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Who pissed in your Cornflakes?



He Did, I had to work for free entertaining the kids of his guests during his induction party at Cooperstown. No thank you, or thank you letter, just demanded that my historic site be open so the kids wouldnt bother all the adults getting hammered.

Link Posted: 3/6/2006 6:43:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/6/2006 6:45:10 PM EDT by VTwin60]
good for him, maybe in hell he can slap, abuse, and grope women........the guy was as two face as they come, Jose Canseco did the same shit to his own wife, Dirty Kirby would do this shit at nightclubs to others people's wives, girlfriends, or whomever.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 6:43:56 PM EDT


RIP Kirby.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 6:44:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PSYWAR1-0:

Originally Posted By OBird:
Well boo-hoo for you.



Breed Apart, Make no Sense ect ect ect

He probably wouldnt give you the time of day, yet even after he is dead your blowing him.




Go some other thread.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 6:55:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PSYWAR1-0:
He was inducted in 2001 right? If so it was his induction party at my history museum in Cooperstow that I had to work late, with no overtime to entertain the kids of his guests.

Typical Rich folk, I cant get all worked up over his passing. Someone is going to get screwed, probably a cop who has to work the funeral on his day off or some other such BS



Are you fucking kidding me?
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 7:10:28 PM EDT
I grew up in MN and watched Kirby play for years, he was a great ball player!!!
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 7:37:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VTwin60:
good for him, maybe in hell he can slap, abuse, and grope women........the guy was as two face as they come, Jose Canseco did the same shit to his own wife, Dirty Kirby would do this shit at nightclubs to others people's wives, girlfriends, or whomever.


Dude, it's a free thread but have a little respect.
Start your own if you wanna bash the guy.
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