Kirby Puckett

Kirby Puckett“He has a magic wand up there. Kirby Puckett and Rod Carew both have magic wands. The difference is Puckett has dynamite in his.” That’s what Minnesota Twins owner Calvin Griffith had to say about his favorite player. Puckett was the favorite of many Twins followers as well, and the All-Star center fielder helped Minnesota to two World Series titles in his Hall of Fame career.

“If Frank Viola is worth .9 million pitching every fifth day, what is Kirby Puckett worth?” — teammate Dan Gladden in 1989.