March 6, 2006|
Baseball Hall of Famer outfielder Kirby Puckett died on March 6, 2006, a
day after he had a stroke (brain
attack). Kirby had a 12-year career with the Minnesota
Twins that was cut short by glaucoma.
|Did you know?
American Stroke Association)
- Each year there are 700,000 people (one
every 45 seconds) in the United States who suffer a stroke.
- Stroke is the THIRD leading cause of death in the US and kills about
160,000 Americans each year.
- Of every 5 deaths from stroke, 2 occur in men and 3 in women.