• Hall of Fame slugger, broadcaster Kiner dies

    Summary of 15 articles · Updated Feb 6, 2014
    When he retired, Kiner was sixth on the career home run list. Baseball Hall of Fame says Ralph Kiner has died at age 91. Ralph Kiner led the National League in home runs for seven straight seasons, starting with his first as a pro ballplayer. Cut short by a back injury, Kiner’s career on the field was among the most remarkable in baseball history, featuring a concentrated display of power exhibited by few other sluggers. Baseball fans who are short of retirement, especially those in New York, are familiar...
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      Ralph Kiner was a favored topic in the Mets' clubhouse, in their dugout and on their charter flights. He was a favorite person as well. He became of one my favorites, too.
      Source: MLB.com
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      Kiner was a character, a bon vivant, and not overly polished, which was part of his charm. His postgame show was required viewing, even if it looked like public access programming.

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