Ten-time All-Star and six-time Gold Glove winner Kirby Puckett was the eighth player in history to collect four hits in his major league debut. He is one of eight players in history to lead their league in hits for three consecutive seasons, and one of only four players with two 6-hit games (the only one since 1935).
The day after suffering a massive stroke at his home in Arizona, Twins all-time great and 2001 Hall of Fame inductee Kirby Puckett passes away. He was just 45 years old.
Former Twins Kirby Puckett and Dave Winfield are elected to the Hall of Fame, both on their first ballot. It was the fourth time that former teammates were elected by the writers in the same year.