Fri, 05 May 2006 22:11:31 -0700
Attorneys are trying to decide whether to give the cremated remains of former Minnesota Twins OF Kirby Puckett to his two children, or to divide them in another manner, perhaps involving his fiancee Jodi Olson, who was living with him when he died, according to the Associated Press. Puckett died in March 2006 in Scottsdale, Ariz., following a stroke, and his ashes have been kept at a Minneapolis funeral home in the meantime. Attorneys from both sides met Wednesday, May 3, but were unable to reach an agreement. Puckett's will, filed in late March, directed that his baseball memorabilia, insurance benefits, personal and household items and his "tangible personal property" go to his children. There was no written direction of what should happen with his ashes, according to attorneys, who were trying to figure out whether Minnesota or Arizona law applied to this issue. Bridget Logstrom, an attorney representing Puckett's children, said her interpretation of Arizona law suggests the ashes should go to the children, Puckett's primary beneficiaries. But if Minnesota law applies because Puckett was cremated there, his siblings would have authority to decide. Five of six siblings have given written consent for the ashes to go to the children.
Thu, 13 Apr 2006 20:51:45 -0700
Cubs.MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports Chicago Cubs infielder Jerry Hairston Jr. has received a letter from Bob Watson, Major League Baseball's vice president of rules and on-field operations, stating he had to wear a clean cap during games and therefore couldn't write the number "34" on his hat as a tribute to Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett. Players are not permitted to make individual alterations to hats or jerseys.
Thu, 13 Apr 2006 20:32:00 -0700
Cubs.MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports Chicago Cubs OF Jacque Jones has received a letter from Bob Watson, Major League Baseball's vice president of rules and on-field operations, stating he had to wear a clean cap during games and therefore couldn't write the initials "KP" on his hat as a tribute to Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett. Jones is upset about the decision. "I know the rule," said Jones, "but the guy means a lot to the game. He meant a lot to me." Players are not permitted to make individual alterations to hats or jerseys.
Mon, 10 Apr 2006 19:58:52 -0700
Kelly Thesier, of Twins.MLB.com, reports the Minnesota Twins will honor former OF Kirby Puckett Tuesday, April 11, before the team's home opener. It will be just a small part of a season-long tribute to the Hall of Famer who passed away March 6, due to complications from a stroke.
Thu, 16 Mar 2006 00:57:36 -0800
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune's La Velle E. Neal III reports Minnesota Twins president Dave St. Peter confirmed the team's uniforms will include a patch with former OF Kirby Puckett's No. 34 on it. The patch will be added to a sleeve on each uniform in time for the April 4 season opener at Toronto.
Sun, 12 Mar 2006 00:05:28 -0800
Whitesox.MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports Chicago White Sox C A.J. Pierzynski is away from the team, attending the funeral of former Minnesota Twins OF Kirby Puckett in Minneapolis.
Thu, 09 Mar 2006 20:43:49 -0800
Twins.MLB.com reports the Minnesota Twins announced a tribute to Hall of Fame Minnesota Twins CF Kirby Puckett scheduled for Sunday, March 12. The event will include testimonials from Puckett's friends and current and former Twins personnel. The event is free and seating is general admission.
Wed, 08 Mar 2006 11:10:55 -0800
The Associated Press reports the late Kirby Puckett was upbeat and was a strong supporter of organ donation before his death according to his former wife, Tonya Puckett, and Jodi Olson, the woman he planned to marry. On Sunday, friends and fans will remember Puckett at a Metrodome memorial service at 7 p.m. Gates will open at 6 p.m., with no reserved seating. The Puckett family will hold a private visitation and memorial service Sunday afternoon. "I just know there are eight organs, one of which might be a match for his sister, Jackie," said Tonya Puckett, adding that Jackie, who lives outside Chicago, has kidney disease.
Mon, 06 Mar 2006 17:18:05 -0800
ESPNews reports Hall of Fame Minnesota Twins CF Kirby Puckett (stroke) has passed away at the age of 45. KFFL extends its condolences to his family and friends.
Mon, 06 Mar 2006 01:24:08 -0800
Updating an ongoing story, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune's La Velle E. Neal III is reporting two people familiar with the condition of former Minnesota Twins OF Kirby Puckett (stroke) said he suffered bleeding in the brain and surgery was required to drain blood and relieve pressure. A nurse at St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix said Puckett was in critical condition and declined to provide further details.