publication date: Friday, May 13, 2011 (part of Spring 2011)

category: Sports

clue: his famous eleventh-inning hit in game six kept the Series going

explanation: Puckett was best known for his game-winning overtime hit in the 1991 World Series and his exuberant run around the bases afterwards, which was used as the source image for this goo. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Ryan Dunn, and Jon Berry

trivia: Scott originally planned to create a goo of 1991 World Series pitcher Charlie Liebrandt with the clue, "He lost a big game to K. Puckett." Scott ultimately decided that the limerick would be funnier if Puckett was the answer, deliberately breaking the rhyme and rhythm of the poem.

Celebrity Limerick: This poetic form has given rhyme and rhythm to dirty jokes for generations. Can you decode each line of this celebrity limerick to recognize the famous figures it describes?

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