"Discovered Kirby Puckett For The Twins"
I sent a request to Jim Rantz asking him to tell the story on a baseball about his memory of seeing Kirby Puckett for the first time and this is what I got:
"The year 1982 was a strike year for Major League baseball.
I decided to take my family to Peroria Ill. to watch my son play in the college
Ill. summer league. He was playing..."
"against Quincy this day and their [sic] was a short O.F. playing on the club that showed a lot of energy. His name was Kirby Puckett."
"He went 4 for 4 double, 2 singles, a HR, threw a guy out at home and stole 2 bases. When the January draft..."
"came that winter I recommened we select him #1 and a super star was born."