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An advertisement for a concert put on by the Sixteenth Battalion Band from the St. Paul Appeal, October 25, 1919. The band was led by Lieutenant William Howard.

Advertisement for Sixteenth Battalion Band concert

An advertisement for a concert put on by the Sixteenth Battalion Band from the St. Paul Appeal, October 25, 1919. The band was led by Lieutenant William Howard.

Black and white photograph of embers of Company A, Sixteenth Battalion of the Minnesota Home Guard, c.1918.

Members of Company A, Sixteenth Battalion of the Minnesota Home Guard

Members of Company A, Sixteenth Battalion of the Minnesota Home Guard, c.1918. Standing at right is Captain Clarence Wigington, who petitioned the governor to allow the formation of an African American unit. To his left is Lieutenant Homer Goins. Seated (L to R) are Dr. George Berry and Sergeant William Griffin. The remaining pictured are unidentified.

Black and white photograph of members of the Sixteenth Battalion of the Minnesota Home Guard, c.1918. After petitioning the governor, African American citizens formed their own battalion in order to serve.

Members of the Sixteenth Battalion of the Minnesota Home Guard

Members of the Sixteenth Battalion of the Minnesota Home Guard, c.1918. After petitioning the governor, African American citizens formed their own battalion in order to serve.

Black and white photograph of Dr. O.O. Howard Sergeant in the Sixteenth Battalion of the Minnesota Home Guard and his grandson, Howard Maxwell, 1918.

Dr. O.O. Howard Sergeant in the Sixteenth Battalion of the Minnesota Home Guard and his grandson

Dr. O.O. Howard Sergeant in the Sixteenth Battalion of the Minnesota Home Guard and his grandson, Howard Maxwell, 1918.

Color image of the Kirby Puckett memorial plaque in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, 2012.

Kirby Puckett Hall of Fame plaque

Close-up view of the Kirby Puckett memorial plaque in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Photographed by Flickr user Neil R on October 13, 2012.

Color image of a statue of Kirby Puckett at Target Field in Minneapolis, 2010.

Kirby Puckett statue

Statue of Kirby Puckett at Target Field in Minneapolis. Photographed by Jeramey Jannene on August 7, 2010.

Color image of Kirby Puckett at batting practice, c.1994.

Kirby Puckett at batting practice

Kirby Puckett at batting practice, c.1994.

Color image of Kirby Puckett batting against the Baltimore Orioles during a game at Camden Yards.

Kirby Puckett at bat

Kirby Puckett batting against the Baltimore Orioles during a game at Camden Yards. Photographed by Jeff Self on July 17, 1993.

Color image of Kirby Puckett during the 1991 World Series.

Kirby Puckett

Kirby Puckett during the 1991 World Series.

Puckett, Kirby (1960–2006)

Kirby Puckett played twelve seasons as a center fielder for the Minnesota Twins. Known for both his playing skills and his spirit, “Puck” played a major role in rejuvenating the team and leading them to World Series victories in 1987 and 1991. Although his career was cut short by eye problems, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001.

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