Ralph Kiner, Dead at 91

In MemoriumRalph Kiner was 91. He hit 369 home runs during his 10-year career, mostly with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He won or tied for the National League lead in homers in each of his first seven seasons.


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Army

A Hall of Famer who dominated the NL in home runs his first 7 of only 10 years. Hope I get another 20! (Years, not home runs :) )

February 6, 2014 @ 7:52 PM

Army

@ Mike:

Thanks for posting. Guess not many old farts around who remember Ralph! :)

February 7, 2014 @ 4:47 PM

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@Army

In the mid-80s, I gobbled up baseball trivia like candy. This was back when the 50-HR season was a rarity.

Kiner's 54 homers in '49 was something very special. Not only was it his second 50+ HR season, but it was the NL single season record that stood until 1997.

He was a very big deal.

February 7, 2014 @ 4:51 PM

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