Tag: Ralph Kiner

Support Campaign To Bring Kiner’s Korner to Citi Field

An article by posted on March 21, 2014 0 Comments
Support Campaign To Bring Kiner’s Korner to Citi Field

The New York Mets plan to honor beloved and legendary broadcaster Ralph Kiner throughout the 2014 season. As we’ve seen already, players ware wearing commemorative uniform patches on their right sleeve of their jerseys. On Opening Day, the Mets will celebrate the life and legacy of Kiner during a pre-game, on-field ceremony when the Mets […]

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Mets to Celebrate Ralph Kiner with Patch and Opening Day Ceremony

An article by posted on February 16, 2014 0 Comments
Mets to Celebrate Ralph Kiner with Patch and Opening Day Ceremony

The New York Mets today announced the club will honor legendary Original Met Ralph Kiner throughout the 2014 season.  Mets players will wear a commemorative uniform patch on the right sleeve of their jerseys in Spring Training and the regular season. The Mets will celebrate the life and legacy of Kiner during a pre-game, on-field […]

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Mets Shorts: Kiner’s Korner, Casey at the Bat, Speed Swag

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Shorts: Kiner’s Korner, Casey at the Bat, Speed Swag

Adam Rubin spoke to a Mets official who definitely left the impression the team will do something special to honor Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner, who contributed to Mets telecasts all the way until his death at age 91 last week. The source didn’t reveal any details as to if the Mets would wear a […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy: My Brush With Ralph Kiner

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy: My Brush With Ralph Kiner

Yesterday another piece of my childhood faded away. While I was at work I received a email from the Mets announcing the passing of Hall Of Fame ballplayer and original Mets announcer, Ralph Kiner. At first it didn’t sink in. I don’t know if this was because I was so caught up with my work […]

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Featured Post: Some Kiner Wonderful

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Some Kiner Wonderful

It was a part of the game. Tom Seaver would allow no runs and just 3 hits through 8 innings. Tug McGraw would strikeout the side in the 9th on just nine pitches for the save. Rusty Staub and Cleon Jones each got 3 hits, John Milner went deep, Buddy Harrelson made several diving stops […]

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Remembering Ralph Kiner

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Remembering Ralph Kiner

In this Aug. 14, 1982 photo, Willie Mays tries to get Ralph Kiner’s hat as the two Hall of Famers pose for pictures before the start of Old Timers Day game at Shea Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Harry Harris) “As one of baseball’s most prolific power hitters for a decade, Ralph struck fear into […]

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Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner Passes Away

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner Passes Away

It is with a heavy heart that I report the Mets announced that longtime broadcaster Ralph Kiner has passed away at the age of 91. The cause of death was congestive heart failure. Along with his fourth wife, Ann, Ralph Kiner is survived by two sons, Michael and Scott, and a daughter, Kathryn Freeman, all […]

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Life Under the Big Top

An article by posted on December 10, 2013 0 Comments
Life Under the Big Top

The Houston Astrodome is coming down as we speak. The following is just one of the memorable games the New York Mets played at historic dome. The original New York Mets were more often described as a circus act than a competitive professional baseball team. Fans flocked to the Polo Grounds, and later Shea Stadium, […]

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Mike Piazza One Of Many All-Time Great Players Never To Win A World Series

An article by posted on September 26, 2013 0 Comments
Mike Piazza One Of Many All-Time Great Players Never To Win A World Series

Is it not really known why society loves to classify everything into black and white? Maybe it’s just easier to minimize everything down into it’s most simplistic form. When it comes down to it, the vast majority of major league baseball players have never played in a World Series, let alone win one. Some of […]

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Who Were The Best Players Never To Win A World Series?

An article by posted on August 25, 2013 0 Comments
Who Were The Best Players Never To Win A World Series?

There are bad ways to win and good ways to lose. What’s interesting and troubling is that it’s not always clear which is which. — Grimsley, Pokemon Is it not really known why humans love to classify everything into black and white categories? Maybe it’s just easier to minimize everything down into it’s most simplistic form. […]

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