- Spring Training exhibition games have gotten underway. In the Grapefruit League, the Yankees are an even .500 after today's 5-0 shutout win.
- The World Baseball Classic has kicked off, and Team USA played its first game today, winning a close game against Mexico 2-0. Both runs came on solo homeruns from Derrek Lee and Chipper Jones. The three Yankees in the starting lineup, Damon, Jeter, and Rodriguez, each had one hit in three at-bats, but really did not contribute much to the win.
- HOWEVER, Bernie Williams came through with two hits today playing for Puerto Rico, his second hit being the one that led his team to an exciting 2-1 victory.
- And finally, as you've probably heard by now, the two-time World Champion and Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett died yesterday after suffering a stroke.
Hall of Fame Plaque (Inducted in 2001)
MINNESOTA, A.L., 1984-1995
A PROVEN TEAM LEADER WITH AN EVER-PRESENT SMILE AND INFECTIOUS EXUBERANCE WHO LED THE TWINS TO WORLD SERIES TITLES IN 1987 AND 1991. OVER 12 SEASONS HIT FOR POWER AND AVERAGE, BATTING .318 WITH 414 DOUBLES AND 207 HOME RUNS. ALSO A PROLIFIC RUN PRODUCER, SCORED 1,071 RUNS AND DROVE IN 1,085 IN 1,783 GAMES. A SIX-TIME GOLD GLOVE WINNER WHO PATROLLED CENTER FIELD WITH ELEGANCE AND STYLE, ROUTINELY SCALING OUTFIELD WALLS TO TAKE AWAY HOME RUNS. THE 10-TIME ALL-STAR'S CAREER ENDED ABRUPTLY DUE TO IRREVERSIBLE RETINAL DAMAGE IN HIS RIGHT EYE.
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