Ralph Kiner, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Ralph Kiner

American baseball player and announcer

Date of Birth: 27-Oct-1922

Place of Birth: Santa Rita, New Mexico, United States

Date of Death: 06-Feb-2014

Profession: baseball player

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Ralph Kiner

  • Ralph McPherran Kiner (October 27, 1922 – February 6, 2014) was an American Major League Baseball player and broadcaster.
  • An outfielder, Kiner played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, and Cleveland Indians from 1946 through 1955.
  • Following his retirement, Kiner served from 1956 through 1960 as general manager of the Pacific Coast League San Diego Padres.
  • He also served as an announcer for the New York Mets from the team's inception until his death.
  • Though injuries forced his retirement from active play after 10 seasons, Kiner's tremendous slugging outpaced all of his National League contemporaries between the years 1946 and 1952.
  • He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975. At the time of his death, baseball writer Marty Noble named Kiner "one of baseball's genuine and most charming gentlemen".

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