Ralph Kiner, baseball broadcasting legend and Hall of Fame player, dead at 91

www.nydailynews.com Published: February 6, 2014

Ralph Kiner, Hall-of-Fame slugger with the Pittsburgh Pirates in the '40s and '50s who became a New York institution in his second, equally-distinguished broadcasting career with the Mets for over 40 years, died Thursday, He was 91.



Despite only playing 10 seasons in the majors, Kiner was a prolific slugger, hitting 369 career home runs. He rolled off seven consecutive seasons as the National League's home run leader with totals of 23 (rookie season), 51, 40, 54, 47, 42 and 37.

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