Baseball Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett Has Stroke

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?

  • 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.

(Statistics from American Stroke Association)

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