Kirby Puckett Net Worth Wiki, Height, Biography, Wife, Children And Early Life

Kirby Puckett Net Worth

Kirby Puckett net worth: Kirby Puckett is a former American professional baseball player who has a net worth of $3 million. Born in 1960 in Chicago, Illinois, Kirby Puckett graduated high school without a college scholarship and worked on a Ford assembly line before attending Bradley University. Puckett later transferred to Triton College and was drafted third overall by the Minnesota Twins in 1982. He was very successful in the minor leagues, eventually earning the Twins starting lineup for the 1984 season. The ten-time All-Star played for the Twins from 1984 to 1995, winning two World Series titles and an ALCS MVP. Puckett is a six-time Gold Glove and six-time Silver Slugger Award winner. He was the 1989 American League batting champion and the 1941 American League RBI champion. He finished his career with a .318 batting average, 2,304 hits, 207 homers and over 1,000 RBIs. The Twins retired his number, and at age 34, he was first voted into the Hall of Fame in 2001. Puckett was forced to retire at age 35 when he lost sight in one eye. After his retirement, his wife was accused of threatening to murder another woman he allegedly had with Puckett. Soon after, he was accused of shoving another woman, and in 2002 he was accused of molesting a woman in the bathroom. He was later found not guilty but was forced to relinquish his position as Twin Cities executive vice president. Puckett and his fiancée, Jodi Olson, moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 2003. Puckett died on March 6, 2006, a day later from a severe hemorrhagic stroke. He’s the second-youngest Hall of Famer. In 2010, Target Field erected a statue in Puckett’s honor.

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