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Twins remember Puckett as exemplary teammate

Updated: March 12, 2006, 10:47 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kirby Puckett was known for his eagerness, enthusiasm and exceptional ability to play baseball, as well as a perpetual smile and a passion for other people.

Where he might have made his biggest mark in the game was with his effort.

As Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire reminded the crowd gathered at the Metrodome for Sunday night's two-hour remembrance of Puckett, the Hall of Famer wasn't one to cut corners -- never neglecting where he came from and always ...

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