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Click here to get the Daily Briefing in your inbox document.write(''); 08/03/2001 - Updated 03:58 AM ET PA man's next call for Puckett at Hall By Mel Antonen, USA TODAY Bob Casey has missed three home games in 41 seasons as the public-address announcer for the Minnesota Twins. Each time, it was to attend a son's college graduation. This weekend, Casey, 76, will miss the Twins' three home games with Kansas City because he will be in Cooperstown, N.Y., delivering the Hall of Fame induction speech for Twins outfielder Kirby Puckett Make that "Kirby-y-y-y-y-y Puckett." That's how Casey announced Puckett when he played in the Metrodome. It is one of baseball's most legendary introductions, and it started in 1984, Puckett's rookie season. Casey "did it sort of by accident" before a Puckett at-bat vs. Toronto's Dave Stieb Casey wasn't sure Puckett liked it. Puckett doubled, scored and ran by Casey's booth behind home plate. "I thought he was going to hit me over the head. Then he said, 'Don't ever quit doing that. It's the greatest.' "