Ralph Kiner
Ralph McPherran Kiner is an American
United States
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 former Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
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 player and has been an announcer
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 for the New York Mets
New York Mets
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 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
National League
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 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
Santa Rita, New Mexico
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, and raised in Alhambra, California
Alhambra, California
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... he makes the catch, running over his shoulder!

heard in his first year as a broadcaster, for the White Sox

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.

In praise of Garry Maddox|Garry Maddox's defense.

All of his saves have come in relief appearances.

About Steve Bedrosian|Steve Bedrosian