Vincent likes this Puckett guy

October 28, 1991

Fay Vincent, enjoying his third World Series as commissioner after the first two were tarnished by an earthquake and a blowout, said he's delighted particularly in the play and presence of Kirby Puckett.

He's impossible not to like, Vincent said.

"He's just not the normal-looking 6-foot-3-inch Greek god," Vincent said. "He doesn't look like somebody that can make that play [Saturday night's leaping catch] in center field. And I think we all sort of identify with somebody who's imperfectly designed."

Plus, said the commish, he's just a nice guy.

"We in baseball ought to have more terrific young men like Kirby Puckett," Vincent said. "He's a credit to the game."

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