Meet the Man Who Caught Kirby Puckett’s 1996 World Series Home Run Ball [Watch]
PBS recently sat down with the man who caught Kirby Puckett's iconic home run ball in Game 6 of the 1996 World Series.
It was Game 6 of the 1996 World Series Game 6. The Twins were trailing the Braves three games to two at the Metrodome; if they won, they'd go on to play Game 7 and win the series. One fan -- Joe -- was there with his family. The score was tied 3-3 at the bottom of the 11th inning when Twins player Kirby Puckett stepped up to bat. He'd already had a huge catch off the back wall (some of claimed it was one of the greatest leaping catches of all time), and Joe pulled out his camera to take a photo.
In an interview with PBS, Joe shares what happened next and how he ended up with Kirby Puckett's home run ball in his glove. Watch Joe's story here.