former Major League Baseball
player and has been an announcer
for the New York Mets
since the team's inception. Though injuries forced his retirement from active play after 10 seasons, Kiner's tremendous slugging outpaced nearly all of his National League
contemporaries between the years 1946 and 1954. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975.
Kiner was born in Santa Rita, New Mexico
, and raised in Alhambra, California
... he makes the catch, running over his shoulder!
If Casey Stengel|Casey Stengel were alive today, he'd be spinning in his grave.
On Fathers Day|Fathers Day, we again wish you all happy birthday.
Solo homers usually come with no one on base.
(Don) Sutton lost thirteen games in a row without winning a ballgame.
The Hall of Fame ceremonies are on the thirty-first and thirty-second of July.
The Mets have gotten their leadoff batter on only once this inning.
The reason the Mets have played so well at Shea this year is they have the best home record in baseball.
Two-thirds of the earth is covered by water and the other third is covered by Garry Maddox.
All of his saves have come in relief appearances.