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Press Release

03/06/2006 10:00 PM ET
Statement of MLBPA Executive Director
Donald M. Fehr on the passing of Kirby Puckett

ORLANDO, FLA. -- Donald M. Fehr, executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, this evening issued the following statement upon learning of the passing of Kirby Puckett.

“We are very saddened by the sudden and unexpected passing of Kirby Puckett. Kirby played the game with such passion and enthusiasm that he was beloved by players and fans throughout all of baseball. An icon in Minnesota, Kirby’s contributions to the game and all who love it will stand as a lasting tribute to his life.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Puckett family, his friends and the entire Twins baseball family.”