Wednesday, April 15, 2015
#406 Larry Walker and Kirby Puckett
About the Back: Puck added 90 hits in 75 second-half games, giving him a major league-leading 210 safeties. Walker was a first-time All-Star in 1992, but he would return to the Midsummer Classic in 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2001.
11-Year-Old Kevin Says: I remember Kirby winning the 1993 All-Star Game MVP at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. He was the A.L.'s starting left fielder and delivered a solo homer and an RBI double in three trips to the plate.
On This Date in 1993: April 15. The Tigers top the Athletics 3-2 on a Chad Krueter double off of Dennis Eckersley in the bottom of the ninth inning. The win is the 2,000th of Detroit skipper Sparky Anderson's big league managing career.