Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig made the following statement today following the passing of Kirby Puckett:
"On behalf of Major League Baseball, I am terribly saddened by the sudden passing of Kirby Puckett. Kirby was one of the great players of the 1980s and 1990s. I admired Kirby throughout his career. He was a Hall of Famer in every sense of the term. He played his entire career with the Twins and was an icon in Minnesota. But he was revered throughout the country and will be remembered wherever the game is played. Kirby was taken from us much too soon -- and too quickly. My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to his family and friends."