Legislature pays tribute to Kirby Puckett

Both houses of the Minnesota Legislature paused Wednesday afternoon to remember Kirby Puckett, the Twins great who died Monday.

Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson held up a baseball Puckett gave him and talked about Puckett's impact in baseball and beyond, through scholarship programs and children's charities.

Senators bowed their heads and observed a moment of silence in Puckett's memory.

House members took turns reading lines from a resolution that labeled him "one of the greates players in baseball history."

Puckett's family will get a copy of the resolution.

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