Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, Kirby Puckett
What to say when a friend dies? It is always a difficult moment for the living. For anyone who was a fan of the Minnesota Twins and of baseball that moment is here again because Kirby Puckett, a great friend to all Twins fans, died yesterday, just a day after suffering a stroke. He was 45. To fans like me he was the archetypal baseball player, and although I never met him, he was the friendly round man in centerfield who did so much for the struggling baseball franchise in Minnesota. He was a friend to anyone who ever saw him play.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "The death of Kirby Puckett" (2006). On Sport and Society. 733.