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Ralph Kiner

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Birthday ***, 1922
Place of Birth Santa Rita, New Mexico
Death day February 6, 2014 (91 years old)
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
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Ralph Kiner

Ralph McPherran Kiner is a professional baseball player and American League Baseball announcer. As a midfielder, Kiner played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians from 1946 to 1955. After retiring, Kiner served from 1956 to 1960 as general manager of the Pacific Coast League San Diego Padres. He was also a host for the New York Mets from the start of the team until his death. Although the injury forced him to take an active break after 10 seasons, Kinerer's horrible shots overcame all his contemporaries in the National League from 1946 to 1952. England was elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975. At the time of his death, baseball writer Marty Noble named Kiner "one of the most glamorous and authentic gentlemen in baseball village".

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About Ralph Kiner

Hall of Fame MLB outfielder who played most of his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was a 6-time All-Star and 7-time National League home run champion. After retirement, he became an announcer for the New York Mets.

Ralph Kiner before fame

He was a Navy pilot during World War II.

Achievement of Ralph Kiner

His #4 jersey was retired by the Pittsburgh Pirates and he was elected into the New York Mets Hall of Fame.

Ralph Kiner family life

Had three children with his first wife, Nancy Chafee, and married again in 1963 to Di Ann Kiner.

Associations of Ralph Kiner

He and Willie Stargell both won NL home run titles while playing for the Pirates.

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Latest information about Ralph Kiner updated on June 14 2021.