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A very sad day indeed

One of my favorite baseball players died today. Kirby Puckett, 46, had a massive stroke on Sunday and passed away today. If you’re not a baseball fan or from the Midwest it will be difficult to understand the impact of his death. The hall of famer was the most popular player in baseball when he suddenly retired in 1996 after going blind in one eye. He led the Twins to two World Series championships and always had a smile on his face. Kirby certainly has some personal problems after his retirement but that won’t dinimish his stature in my mind. He loved baseball, he loved people and he brought great joy to many Minnesota Twins fans. He will be missed. If you’d like to read the Minneapolis Star and Tribune’s most recent article on his death, just hit the link below.


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