Ralph Kiner facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsRalph Kiner
Kiner c. 1953
October 27, 1922|
Santa Rita, New Mexico
|Died: February 6, 2014
Rancho Mirage, California
|April 12, 1946, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|September 25, 1955, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Runs batted in||1,015|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Member of the National|
|Baseball Hall of Fame|
|Vote||75.41% (13th ballot)|
Ralph McPherran Kiner (October 27, 1922 – February 6, 2014) was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) player and was an announcer for the New York Mets since the team's beginning. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975. Kiner played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1946 through 1953. Then he played for the Chicago Cubs from 1953 through 1954. Then he played for the Cleveland Indians for a few months in 1955.
Kiner died on February 6, 2014, aged 91, in Rancho Mirage, California.
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Kiner throws out a ceremonial first pitch at Citi Field, 2011.
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