Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett’s Minnesota house is about to hit the market for $485,000 — with Puckett Wheaties and different memorabilia included.
The famed heart fielder for the Minnesota Twins constructed the three,500-square-foot brick house in 1986.
The five-bedroom, three-bathroom house has a stone walkway resulting in a wooden door with leaded glass home windows and a sidelight window to the left of the door, according to the “Coming Soon” listing.
“When you think about celebrity houses, you think of million-dollar homes. This house is listing at a price that is something a lot of common people can get approved for. It shows — wow — the pay difference then versus now for Major League Baseball players,” itemizing dealer Brandon Johnson advised the Post.
A particular MLB wage report is available, and although Puckett’s wage just isn’t listed, the highest-paid contemporaries have been paid lower than $2 million. Today, Major League Baseball gamers usually make eight figures, according to MLB.com.
Johnson stated the again part of the house was “the Puckett area” the place Kirby exercised and stored his trophies. But it’s now a carpeted household room with a brick fuel hearth added by the present homeowners.
The household room has a set of memorabilia together with baseballs, mini-bats, Twins champion pins, Puckett portraits, baseball playing cards, Puckett Wheaties cereal bins and different memorabilia.
The shelving within the bar is what’s leftover from Puckett’s authentic trophy room, stated Johnson.
“The cabinets and shelving held his trophies and awards. I thought that was really cool,” stated Johnson.
This decrease stage additionally has a wood-paneled poker site with stained glass home windows and a wood-paneled sunroom.
But when company enter the entrance door, they see a extra muted model of the house — a white carpeted eating room and, down a step, a lounge with a big bay window.
“It’s a nice home — nicer than my home — but humble for a Hall of Famer’s home during his second World Series season,” he stated, sharing that he truly checked out shopping for the house himself.
To the precise is the house’s hardwood ground kitchen with wooden cupboards, stone counter tops, a breakfast bar and a breakfast nook in a five-sided semicircle.
Up a set of stairs with wood railings are the bedrooms and an workplace. The main bed room has a walk-in closet, and a secondary bed room has a balcony over the again patio.
“There are some really cool remnants and detail about the build when he [Puckett] lived there — including the drapes” within the main bed room, stated Johnson. “There’s a Dayton’s [Department Store] tag still attached [to the drapes] that says Puckett. That’s pretty cool.”
Outside, the 0.77-acre lot is on a big pond with 270 toes of shoreline because of the lot’s pentagonal form. It is outfitted with a gazebo, a again patio and a three-car storage.
The Chicago native acquired fan mail at this handle, as prescribed in a 1989 middle school education packet, and lived there throughout each seasons he received the World Series, transferring shortly earlier than the second World Series he received in 1991.
It final bought in October 1997 for $205,000 to Herbert and Sandra Reierson, sports activities followers who’ve collected Puckett memorabilia of their house. They additionally put in a fuel hearth in 2005, added a deck in 2009 and re-roofed the house in 2014, permit records show.
No. 34 received two World Series in 1987 and 1991 earlier than he retired in 1996 at age 36 as a result of partial lack of imaginative and prescient from glaucoma. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2001. The house is lower than a 20-minute drive from Target Field, the place a statue of Puckett stands in his honor.
Puckett had two youngsters, Kirby Jr. and Catherine, along with his ex-wife Tonya, whom he divorced in 2002. He was engaged to Jodi Olson in 2005 earlier than he died of a stroke at age 45 in 2006.