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Ralph Kiner

Baseball Player
Male
Hometown Santa Rita, New M...
Died Feb 6, 2014
Death Place Rancho Mirage, Ca...
Position Leftfielder , Fir...
Height 6' 2" (188 cm)
Weight 195 lbs (88.5 kg)...
Nationality American
High School Alhambra (Alhambr...

Ralph McPherran Kiner is an American 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.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1922 Birth Born on October 27, 1922.

TWENTIES

1946 23 Years Old 1 More Event
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.
1947 24 Years Old …  He holds (by himself) the major league record of eight home runs in four consecutive multi-homer games, a mark that he set in September 1947.
1951 28 Years Old A quote variously attributed to Kiner himself, as well as to teammates talking about Kiner, was "Home run hitters drive Cadillacs and singles hitters drive Fords." Footage of Kiner hitting a homer in Forbes Field can be seen in the 1951 film, Angels in the Outfield.

THIRTIES

1953 30 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 4, 1953, Kiner was sent to the Chicago Cubs as part of a ten-player trade. … Read More

FIFTIES

1975 52 Years Old He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2007 84 Years Old …  The Mets honored him with an on-field ceremony on "Ralph Kiner Night" at Shea Stadium on Saturday, July 14, 2007. … Read More
2011 88 Years Old Through 2011 he was one of seven major leaguers to have had at least four 30-homer, 100-RBI seasons in their first five years, along with Chuck Klein, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Mark Teixeira, Albert Pujols, Ryan Howard and Ryan Braun. http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/howarry01.shtml
2012 89 Years Old Despite a bout with Bell's palsy, which left him with slightly slurred speech, Kiner is still broadcasting, entering his 51st year of doing Mets broadcasts as of the start of the 2012 baseball season, though only as an occasional guest analyst. … Read More
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