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Happy birthday, Ralph Kiner

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October

Happy 88th birthday to Ralph Kiner, born on this date in 1922. Kiner was a six-time All-Star who twice hit 50 homers in a season -- and that when hitting 50 homers in a season was a big deal. He played for the Pirates, Cubs and Indians from 1946 to 1955 and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975. But, for most of us, Kiner is best remembered as a broadcaster for Mets games on WOR-TV in New York, including the famous "Kiner's Korner'' post-game show. Which leads us to this video from 1980 for the Foamy Famous Faces Contest.

 

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 12:42pm]

    

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