Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 – March 6, 2006) is a former Major League Baseball player who spent his career playing center field for the Minnesota Twins. During his career Puckett received many accolades and awards including ten All Star Game appearances, six Gold Glove awards, a career .318 batting average, an All-Star Game MVP trophy, and two World Series Championship rings. He is well known for his performance in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series that featured the Twins and the Atlanta Braves. During that game Puckett made a spectacular run saving jumping catch at the wall in the third inning. Later, in the eleventh inning Puckett hit a walk off home run to win the game and force a seventh game. In 2001, Puckett was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Puckett is regarded by many as the greatest Minnesota Twin of all time. Puckett retired on July 12, 1996 due to glaucoma in his right eye. On March 5, 2006, Puckett suffered a major stoke and died of related complications a day later after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain failed.