On this day: March 6

Posted: 0:57 PM EST Mar 04, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EST Mar 06, 2015

The Alamo falls, the Supreme Court rules in the Dred Scott case, the Oreo cookie and Silly Putty are introduced, Mike Tyson wins in his pro debut, and Eric Clapton enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a third time, all on this day.

OTD March 6 - Kirby Puckett
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2006: Hall of Fame baseball center fielder Kirby Puckett, who spent his entire 12-year baseball career playing with the Minnesota Twins, winning two World Series titles in 1987 and 1991, dies at the age of 45 in Phoenix, Arizona, the day after suffering a massive hemorrhagic stroke. He is the Twins franchise's all-time leader in career hits, runs, doubles and total bases. He was forced to retire at age 35 due to loss of vision in one eye from a central retinal vein occlusion, at which time his .318 career batting average was the highest by any right-handed American League batter since Joe DiMaggio.


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