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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 the flowers, messages, and mementoes placed at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis after the death of Kirby Puckett.

Kirby Puckett memorial

View of the flowers, messages, and mementoes placed at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis after the death of Kirby Puckett. Photographed by Drew Geraets on March 7, 2006.

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.

Black and white photograph of children in front of the Northeast Neighborhood House, 1976.

Children in front of the Northeast Neighborhood House

Children in front of the Northeast Neighborhood House, 1976.

Black and white photograph of a boys wearing football helmets on the front steps of the Northeast Neighborhood House, 1927.

Boys wearing football helmets on the front steps of the Northeast Neighborhood House

Boys wearing football helmets on the front steps of the Northeast Neighborhood House, 1927.

Black and white photograph of a Lions Club meeting at Northeast Neighborhood House, 1926.

Lions Club meeting at Northeast Neighborhood House

Lions Club meeting at Northeast Neighborhood House, 1926.

Black and white photograph of a girl being given piano lesson at the Northeast Neighborhood House, c.1925.

Girl being given piano lesson at the Northeast Neighborhood House

Girl being given piano lesson at the Northeast Neighborhood House, c.1925.

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