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    Favorite Kirby Puckett memories

    In honor of the passing of "Puck", I would like to start a thread where you can put your favorite memories of Kirby.

    One of the first ones that I can remember is that, the day he was called up to the majors, he didn't have enough money to pay for the cab fair from the airport in California to the ballpark, and had to borrow the money from a teammate!

    Man, I am going to miss that guy... :cry:
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    Re: Favorite Kirby Puckett memories

    The blast. Picture explains it all.

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    "Navycoach" wrote:
    The blast. Picture explains it all.
    That was one of the the greatest days of my life...theyre playing a tribute to him right now on espnnews, this makes me cry...

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    Re: Favorite Kirby Puckett memories

    sitting next to him at a timberwolves game years ago..that was the single most exciting moment in my entire life
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    Re: Favorite Kirby Puckett memories

    My memory basically explains it all! I was a huge Twins fan and at the age of 10 I went to my first Twins game with my family. We were waiting outside of the dome waiting for autographs and walking to the stadium was my favorite player and idol. (KIRBY PUCKETT) I was so excited that I couldn't even talk. When most players would have walked right by the rash of fans begging for thier autograph, Kirby walked right up to me and signed my hat and baseball. He then started talking to me and asking how old I was and if I wanted to play for the Twins someday. It was honestly the greatest memory from my childhood. I wasn't the only kid that he did that for. There must have been 50 of us out there and he did the same thing for all of us. What a guy. He will be missed!

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    Re: Favorite Kirby Puckett memories

    I loved the way he ran! :grin:

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    Re: Favorite Kirby Puckett memories

    Jeaze, not Kirby.

    As I write this my body is tingling and my eyes are tearing. Man, I loved that guy so much. I had so much respect for how he played the game and the kind of teammate he was.

    That is so terrible that such a great person died so young. I know a lot of great people die young, but this one really hurts.

    I am glad that I had the honor of meeting him and rubbing that bald head of his.

    God bless Puck and his family!

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    Re: Favorite Kirby Puckett memories

    Taking my son to games when he was young, and hearing the way they announced K-I-R-B-Y P-U-C-K-E-T-T ! ! From that time forward my son's all-time favorite player was KIRBY'S BUCKET !!

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    Re: Favorite Kirby Puckett memories

    The weekend in 1987 in Milwaukee he had - he went 10-11 (4 for 5 and 6 for 6) - that basically locked up the Twins' division title...
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    Re: Favorite Kirby Puckett memories

    I'm only 12 but one time kirby puckett came to Huron S.D. and he autographed some stuff for me and he talked to me!

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