Famous Mets Announcer Ralph Kiner Dead At 91
Famous New York Mets announcer Ralph Kiner is dead at age 91. Kiner passed away Thursday at his home with his family by his side. Ralph was also a Major League Baseball player. He was an outfielder for The Pittsburgh Pirates, The Chicago Cubs, and briefly with The Cleveland Indians. He finished his career with 369 home runs and 1,105 RBIs.
His broadcasting career began in 1961 with The Chicago White Sox. Kiner then made the move to the Mets, and rotated broadcasting duties with Lindsey Nelson and Bob Murphy for the expansion Mets team on WOR-TV. Kiner broadcast the Mets World Series appearance in 1969 for NBC radio.
Check Out These Tweets Of Remeberence For Ralph Kiner:
The Summer Sunday's of my youth, Kiners Korner. A Rheingold toast to Lindsay, Murph & Ralph my team growing up. Prayers to Ralph's family.
— MikeTirico (@miketirico) February 6, 2014
The world baseball community and New York Mets lost a great player and broadcaster today, Ralph Kiner. May you rest in peace!
— Utica Brewers (@UticaBrewers) February 6, 2014
RIP Ralph Kiner. Somewhere Bob, Lindsey and Ralph are announcing baseball in heaven. pic.twitter.com/sKydW8fYIb
— Mets Pics (@MetsPics) February 6, 2014
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) February 6, 2014