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Kirby Puckett

Hall-of-Famers as Seen Through Player Won-Lost Records: Kirby Puckett

Kirby Puckett was elected to the Hall of Fame in his 1st year of eligibility, 2001, with 82.1% of the vote.

The first table below presents Kirby Puckett's career as measured by Player won-lost records.

Kirby Puckett
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1984MIN24
128
14.916.80.471-1.1
0.1
15.216.90.474-1.00.2
1985MIN25
161
21.822.30.494-0.5
1.1
19.320.80.481-1.00.5
1986MIN26
161
21.219.70.5180.6
2.1
22.019.40.5311.12.6
1987MIN27
157
21.018.60.5311.0
2.6
19.817.70.5280.82.3
1988MIN28
158
24.819.00.5672.7
4.4
23.318.60.5562.13.7
1989MIN29
159
21.820.30.5170.8
2.3
22.120.00.5251.12.6
1990MIN30
146
19.017.80.5170.4
1.7
17.916.50.5200.51.7
1991MIN31
152
19.817.60.5291.0
2.5
19.217.80.5190.72.1
1992MIN32
160
21.518.80.5341.2
2.7
20.717.80.5371.22.7
1993MIN33
156
19.320.10.490-0.5
1.1
19.919.00.5120.31.9
1994MIN34
108
15.712.70.5541.2
2.4
14.712.60.5380.71.9
1995MIN35
137
15.715.60.503-0.3
1.0
16.815.50.5210.31.7
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
1,783
236.7219.20.5196.4
24.1
230.8212.60.5216.824.0
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
24
3.52.50.584 0.73.63.00.546 0.5
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
1,807
240.3221.80.519
24.8
234.5215.60.521 24.6


Kirby Puckett was the starting centerfielder on two World Series winners. Puckett played very well in both World Series - and in both ALCS's those years. By far his best postseason performance was his next-to-last postseason game: Game 6 of the 1991 World Series.

The 1991 World Series is probably best remembered for Game 7, when Jack Morris pitched a 10-inning, complete-game shutout and the Twins won the World Series, 1 - 0. What is perhaps somewhat less remembered is that the Twins also won Game 6 in extra innings - in 11 innings, to be exact. And what Jack Morris was to Game 7, Kirby Puckett was to Game 6.

1991 World Series, Game 6: The Kirby Puckett Game

1st Inning
Kirby Puckett batted third in the Twins' lineup in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series. His first plate appearance came in the bottom of the first inning of a 0 - 0 game. Puckett came up with one out and a runner on first base (Chuck Knoblauch). Puckett got the scoring started with a triple down the left field line to score Knoblauch. Puckett then scored on an RBI single by Shane Mack.

3rd Inning
Puckett's next plate appearance was by far his least dramatic of the game. He struck out in the middle of a 1-2-3 third inning with the Twins still leading 2 - 0.

5th Inning
The Braves tied the score in the top of the fifth inning on a two-run home run by Terry Pendleton.

Puckett un-tied it in the bottom of the inning with a sacrifice fly to deep centerfield.

8th Inning
The Braves re-tied the score in the top of the seventh inning. The Twins had only 3 batters apiece in both the sixth and seventh innings (both of which ended on GDPs), so Puckett didn't get to bat again until the bottom of the 8th inning.

Puckett batted with the bases empty and one out. He lined a single to right field. With two outs, he then stole second base to put the potential go-ahead run in scoring position. Alas, Shane Mack flied out to left field and the game remained tied.

11th Inning
The game remained tied going into the bottom of the eleventh inning.

After Puckett's eighth-inning single, eight straight Twins were retired through the end of the tenth inning. Presumably, the memory of being stranded in scoring position three innings earlier stuck with Puckett. Because he left no such possibility here in the eleventh.

Home run to left-center field. And, as Jack Buck said, "We'll see you tomorrow night".

1991 World Series, Game 6 as Measured by Player Won-Lost Records

And this is how that game breaks down by Player won-lost records.

Player Won-Lost Records by Player: Summary

Basic Player Won-Lost Records
(sorted by net pWins)
pWins pLosses Net pWins eWins eLosses Net eWins
 
Terry Pendleton0.230.10
0.13
0.310.100.21
Alejandro Pena0.090.00
0.09
0.100.000.10
W. Mike Stanton0.080.06
0.02
0.110.080.03
Rafael Belliard0.040.03
0.01
0.090.040.05
Mark Lemke0.080.08
-0.01
0.130.080.05
Jeff Blauser0.050.06
-0.01
0.070.030.04
Sid Bream0.100.14
-0.04
0.130.110.02
David Justice0.060.15
-0.09
0.110.13-0.02
Greg Olson0.000.10
-0.10
0.000.13-0.13
Keith Mitchell0.000.11
-0.11
0.000.13-0.13
Steve Avery0.110.23
-0.12
0.290.270.01
Lonnie Smith0.040.16
-0.12
0.080.12-0.04
Brian R. Hunter0.030.21
-0.18
0.060.24-0.17
Ron Gant0.090.29
-0.20
0.070.17-0.11
Charlie Leibrandt0.000.27
-0.27
0.000.14-0.14
Team Totals12
-1
1.551.78-0.23
   
   
Kirby Puckett0.450.03
0.42
0.310.070.24
Carl Willis0.280.02
0.26
0.150.030.12
Rick Aguilera0.180.05
0.13
0.140.050.10
Greg Gagne0.210.09
0.11
0.160.130.03
Scott Erickson0.280.20
0.08
0.320.34-0.02
Shane Mack0.110.05
0.06
0.130.090.04
Dan Gladden0.120.06
0.06
0.100.12-0.02
Scott Leius0.090.04
0.05
0.150.080.07
Brian Harper0.050.03
0.02
0.060.040.02
Kent Hrbek0.080.07
0.01
0.100.15-0.05
Mark Guthrie0.050.04
0.01
0.030.05-0.02
Mike Pagliarulo0.000.02
-0.02
0.000.02-0.02
Junior Ortiz0.000.03
-0.03
0.000.06-0.05
Chili Davis0.000.06
-0.05
0.000.11-0.11
Chuck Knoblauch0.090.21
-0.12
0.120.22-0.09
Team Totals21
1
1.781.550.23


Player Won-Lost Records by Player: Detail

Player Won-Lost Records: Batting
(sorted by net pWins)
pWins pLosses Net pWins eWins eLosses Net eWins
 
Terry Pendleton0.210.05
0.15
0.260.050.20
Rafael Belliard0.020.02
-0.00
0.040.030.01
Mark Lemke0.040.06
-0.02
0.080.050.03
Jeff Blauser0.030.05
-0.03
0.040.030.01
Sid Bream0.090.14
-0.06
0.100.10-0.00
Greg Olson0.000.08
-0.08
0.000.11-0.11
David Justice0.010.11
-0.10
0.030.09-0.06
Lonnie Smith0.040.15
-0.11
0.070.12-0.04
Brian R. Hunter0.000.13
-0.12
0.000.11-0.11
Ron Gant0.080.26
-0.18
0.050.15-0.10
Team Totals0.501.06
-0.56
0.660.84-0.18
   
   
Kirby Puckett0.410.02
0.39
0.270.050.22
Shane Mack0.090.03
0.06
0.110.060.05
Scott Leius0.040.02
0.01
0.100.050.05
Greg Gagne0.030.05
-0.02
0.040.07-0.03
Kent Hrbek0.050.07
-0.02
0.060.13-0.06
Chuck Knoblauch0.060.07
-0.02
0.080.11-0.04
Mike Pagliarulo0.000.02
-0.02
0.000.02-0.02
Junior Ortiz0.000.02
-0.02
0.000.05-0.05
Dan Gladden0.040.06
-0.03
0.030.12-0.09
Brian Harper0.000.03
-0.03
0.000.04-0.04
Chili Davis0.000.06
-0.05
0.000.11-0.11
Team Totals0.710.45
0.26
0.680.81-0.13


Player Won-Lost Records: Baserunning
(sorted by net pWins)
pWins pLosses Net pWins eWins eLosses Net eWins
 
Sid Bream0.000.00
0.00
0.000.000.00
David Justice0.000.00
-0.00
0.000.00-0.00
Ron Gant0.000.00
-0.00
0.000.00-0.00
Rafael Belliard0.000.00
-0.00
0.000.000.00
Mark Lemke0.020.02
-0.00
0.020.02-0.01
Jeff Blauser0.000.00
-0.00
0.000.00-0.00
Lonnie Smith0.000.01
-0.01
0.010.010.00
Terry Pendleton0.010.03
-0.02
0.010.02-0.01
Keith Mitchell0.000.11
-0.11
0.000.13-0.13
Team Totals0.040.17
-0.13
0.040.19-0.15
   
   
Dan Gladden0.040.00
0.04
0.040.000.04
Kirby Puckett0.010.00
0.01
0.020.000.01
Kent Hrbek0.000.00
-0.00
0.000.00-0.00
Chuck Knoblauch0.000.00
-0.00
0.000.00-0.00
Scott Leius0.000.00
-0.00
0.000.00-0.00
Greg Gagne0.000.00
-0.00
0.000.00-0.00
Shane Mack0.000.01
-0.00
0.010.02-0.01
Team Totals0.060.01
0.05
0.110.23-0.11


Player Won-Lost Records: Pitching
(sorted by net pWins)
pWins pLosses Net pWins eWins eLosses Net eWins
 
Alejandro Pena0.090.00
0.09
0.100.000.10
W. Mike Stanton0.080.06
0.02
0.110.080.03
Steve Avery0.110.23
-0.12
0.290.270.01
Charlie Leibrandt0.000.27
-0.27
0.000.14-0.14
Team Totals0.280.56
-0.28
0.610.72-0.11
   
   
Carl Willis0.280.02
0.26
0.150.030.12
Rick Aguilera0.180.05
0.13
0.140.050.10
Scott Erickson0.280.20
0.08
0.320.34-0.02
Mark Guthrie0.050.04
0.01
0.030.05-0.02
Team Totals0.790.31
0.48
0.640.470.17


Player Won-Lost Records: Fielding
(sorted by net pWins)
pWins pLosses Net pWins eWins eLosses Net eWins
 
Mark Lemke0.020.00
0.02
0.030.010.03
Jeff Blauser0.020.00
0.02
0.030.000.03
Sid Bream0.010.00
0.01
0.020.000.02
David Justice0.060.05
0.01
0.090.050.04
Rafael Belliard0.010.01
0.01
0.050.010.04
Terry Pendleton0.010.02
-0.01
0.040.030.02
Ron Gant0.010.02
-0.01
0.020.02-0.01
Greg Olson0.000.02
-0.02
0.000.02-0.02
Brian R. Hunter0.030.09
-0.06
0.060.13-0.06
Team Totals0.180.21
-0.03
0.350.270.09
   
   
Greg Gagne0.180.05
0.13
0.120.060.07
Brian Harper0.050.00
0.05
0.060.000.06
Dan Gladden0.040.00
0.04
0.030.000.03
Scott Leius0.050.01
0.04
0.050.020.03
Kent Hrbek0.030.01
0.03
0.030.020.02
Kirby Puckett0.030.01
0.02
0.030.020.01
Shane Mack0.010.01
0.00
0.010.01-0.00
Mike Pagliarulo0.000.00
0.00
0.000.000.00
Junior Ortiz0.000.01
-0.00
0.000.01-0.01
Chuck Knoblauch0.030.14
-0.10
0.050.10-0.05
Team Totals0.440.23
0.21
0.390.240.15


And here is the play-by-play allocation of Player won-lost records. Players are identified here by their Retrosheet ID - Puckett's is "puckk001". Plays in which Puckett earned player decisions are bolded. On defense, Puckett shared defensive credit with teammates on all plays.

Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 1st Inning
53smitl002erics001010.00000.01660.00000.0247
S9/G34pendt001erics001110.00840.00180.03240.0038
3/G3S.1-2gantr001erics001pendt001120.00220.02530.00910.0291
Wjustd001erics001pendt001220.00600.00020.02750.0004
7/L7LDbreas001erics001justd001pendt001230.02000.06830.02780.0528
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Bottom of 1st Inning
63/G6Mgladd001avers001010.00000.00830.00000.0221
S9/L9Sknobc001avers001110.01960.00250.04540.0094
T7/G5.1-Hpuckk001avers001knobc001110.07380.00020.07500.0028
9/F9Sdavic001avers001puckk001120.00320.02990.00260.0514
S7/L56S.3-Hmacks001avers001puckk001220.06040.00080.04390.0111
S7/F78S.1-3leius001avers001macks001220.02100.00890.07340.0218
3/G3Shrbek001avers001leius001macks001230.00010.01450.00070.0247
Total Runs Scored:2
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 2nd Inning
5/Lhuntb001erics001010.00000.01780.00000.0254
63/G56olsog002erics001120.00000.01130.00000.0221
S8/L4Mlemkm001erics001220.00570.00040.03920.0049
K/Cbellr001erics001lemkm001230.00020.01440.00050.0217
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Bottom of 2nd Inning
5/L5ortij001avers001010.00000.00700.00000.0254
53/G56Sgagng001avers001120.00000.00510.00000.0247
63gladd001avers001230.00000.00330.00000.0221
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 3rd Inning
HPsmitl002erics001000.01760.00000.02750.0000
36(1)/FO/G34Spendt001erics001smitl002010.00760.04040.01480.0344
8/F78XDgantr001erics001pendt001120.00020.01820.00040.0222
3/G3Sjustd001erics001pendt001230.00020.01910.00110.0241
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Bottom of 3rd Inning
63knobc001avers001010.00000.00600.00000.0221
Kpuckk001avers001120.00000.00430.00000.0214
9/F89Ddavic001avers001230.00000.00310.00000.0206
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 4th Inning
Wbreas001erics001000.01900.00000.02750.0000
6/Lhuntb001erics001breas001010.00630.03640.00140.0233
Kolsog002erics001breas001120.00010.01870.00020.0216
63/G6Mlemkm001erics001breas001230.00030.01810.00080.0224
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Bottom of 4th Inning
D9/L89XDmacks001avers001000.03360.00000.06420.0000
53/G5Sleius001avers001macks001010.00020.01340.00020.0277
E7/P7S.2-3;B-2hrbek001avers001macks001110.04860.02180.06550.0524
K/Cortij001avers001hrbek001macks001120.00020.01670.00030.0224
43/G34gagng001avers001hrbek001macks001230.00000.01730.00040.0238
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 5th Inning
S5/G5bellr001erics001000.02120.00720.03940.0102
54(1)/FO/G56Ssmitl002erics001bellr001010.01210.05690.02200.0443
HR/L8XD.1-Hpendt001erics001smitl002110.09660.00030.13870.0003
63gantr001erics001120.00000.01520.00000.0221
43/G34Djustd001erics001230.00000.01070.00000.0228
Total Runs Scored:2
 
Bottom of 5th Inning
Wgladd001avers001000.03530.00000.02750.0000
SB2knobc001avers001gladd001000.02800.00000.03540.0003
9/L9D.2-3knobc001avers001gladd001010.04790.03430.03390.0408
8/SF/F8XD.3-Hpuckk001avers001gladd001120.02860.00750.00760.0134
K/Cdavic001avers001230.00000.00420.00000.0214
Total Runs Scored:1
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 6th Inning
5/P6breas001erics001010.00000.02320.00000.0200
4/P6MDhuntb001erics001120.00000.01790.00000.0208
8/P8Solsog002erics001230.00000.01190.00000.0212
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Bottom of 6th Inning
31/G34macks001avers001010.00000.00830.00000.0238
S8/Lleius001avers001110.01660.00160.03920.0049
36(1)3/GDP/G3Shrbek001avers001leius001130.00000.01940.00060.0501
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 7th Inning
S8/L6Mlemkm001erics001000.03130.00560.03920.0049
Kblauj001guthm001lemkm001010.00070.04610.00170.0216
WP.1-2smitl002guthm001lemkm001110.01390.00000.01410.0003
Wsmitl002guthm001lemkm001110.01200.00160.02750.0010
S4/G34.2-3;1-2pendt001guthm001smitl002lemkm001110.06230.03020.04380.0401
64(1)/FO/G56.3-H;2-3gantr001willc001pendt001smitl002lemkm001120.08910.12070.05090.0448
Kjustd001willc001gantr001smitl002230.00020.05590.00040.0223
Total Runs Scored:1
 
Bottom of 7th Inning
Kharpb001stanm003010.00000.01350.00000.0214
S8/L4Dgagng001stanm003110.02960.00310.03920.0049
64(1)3/GDPgladd001stanm003gagng001130.00000.03220.00020.0548
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 8th Inning
8/F8XDbreas001willc001010.00000.03040.00000.0212
3/P3F/FLhuntb001willc001120.00000.02360.00000.0204
63olsog002willc001230.00000.01850.00000.0221
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Bottom of 8th Inning
6/P4Mknobc001stanm003010.00000.01650.00000.0205
S9/L9Spuckk001stanm003110.04200.00700.04540.0094
8/F8Ddavic001stanm003puckk001120.00040.01910.00030.0231
SB2macks001stanm003puckk001220.01210.00000.01530.0003
7/F7Smacks001stanm003puckk001230.00000.02600.00040.0227
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 9th Inning
5/P15lemkm001willc001010.00000.03730.00000.0200
S8/L6blauj001willc001110.02570.00940.03920.0049
6(1)3/GDP/G6Msmitl002willc001blauj001130.00000.08590.00020.0546
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Bottom of 9th Inning
Kpaglm001penaa001010.00000.02020.00000.0214
K/Chrbek001penaa001120.00000.01680.00000.0214
63harpb001penaa001230.00000.01470.00000.0221
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 10th Inning
S8/G4Mpendt001aguir001000.03320.00150.03050.0013
6(B)6(1)/LDP/L6gantr001aguir001pendt001020.00020.11110.00050.0502
5/P5Sjustd001aguir001230.00000.02290.00000.0200
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Bottom of 10th Inning
4/P4Dgagng001penaa001010.00000.02070.00000.0208
43/G34gladd001penaa001120.00000.01840.00000.0228
63/G6Mknobc001penaa001230.00000.01470.00000.0221
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 11th Inning
S9/L9LDbreas001aguir001000.04650.02010.04540.0094
CS2(24)huntb001aguir001mitck002010.00000.10620.00000.1347
3/P23F/FLhuntb001aguir001120.00000.03050.00000.0204
5/P5Solsog002aguir001230.00000.02290.00000.0200
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Bottom of 11th Inning
HR/L78XDpuckk001leibc001000.26800.00000.13840.0000
Total Runs Scored:1
 

Traditional Box Score and Play-by-Play





All articles are written so that they pull data directly from the most recent version of the Player won-lost database. Hence, any numbers cited within these articles should automatically incorporate the most recent update to Player won-lost records. In some cases, however, the accompanying text may have been written based on previous versions of Player won-lost records. I apologize if this results in non-sensical text in any cases.

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