Ralph Kiner Dies; Mets Broadcaster, Hall of Famer Was 91

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Ralph, a beloved New York Mets broadcast who is also a member of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, died today at his him in Rancho Mirage.

He was 91 years old.

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Kiner played 10 seasons, mostly with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and hit 369 him runs. He led the National League in round-trippers in each of his first seven years.

Following his playing career, Kiner worked with the Mets for over five decades, even calling a few games last season at the age of 90.

The Hall of Fame confirmed Kiner's passing via the following statement:

“With the passing of Ralph Kiner, the baseball world has lost one of its greatest ambassadors and the Hall of Fame has lost a wonderful friend. Ralph spent eight decades as a player, executive and broadcaster. He was a man who truly loved our National Pastime and made it better in every way. His legacy will live forever in Cooperstown.”

We send our condolences to Kinger's family and friends.

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