Friday, March 10, 2006
Hrbek, Killebrew, Ripken to honor Puckett
MINNEAPOLIS -- Some of Kirby Puckett's most famous friends will speak at a memorial for the late Hall of Famer at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Metrodome.
The Twins announced a list of speakers that includes Kent Hrbek,
Torii Hunter, Tom Kelly, Harmon Killebrew, former Twins general
manager Andy MacPhail, Al Newman, Dave Winfield and Cal Ripken Jr.
The Metrodome doors will open at 6 p.m. and admission is free.
The Metropolitan Sports Commission will provide free water and
Many of the parking ramps surrounding the dome will offer free
parking, and Metro Transit has arranged to provide additional rail
service for the expected crowds.
Puckett, who led the Twins to two World Series titles, died Monday in Arizona, a day after suffering a stroke. He was 45.
Through the Twins, the Puckett family is asking that in lieu of
flowers, donations be made to the Kirby Puckett Memorial Fund at
the Minnesota Community Foundation in St. Paul or the American
Heart Association in Minneapolis.