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For 11 innings, Puckett's greatness took center stage

Originally Published: March 6, 2006
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

To appreciate the greatness of Kirby Puckett's 12-year career, all you had to see was 11 innings.

They came in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series, perhaps the greatest World Series ever played. The Twins were behind in the series, 3-2, when Puckett almost single-handedly beat the Braves with one of the best one-game performances in postseason history. He hit the game-winning home run that sent the Twins to a 4-3 victory -- it was his fourth hit and third RBI -- and he made a fabulous leaping ...

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