Baseball Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner Dies
Published on February 7 2014 6:34 am
Last Updated on February 7 2014 6:34 am
Written by Millie Lange
Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner Dies
(Flushing, NY) -- Baseball Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner is dead at the age of 91. Kiner followed a 10-year playing career as a broadcaster for more than half a century. He belted 369 home runs for the Pirates, Cubs and Indians from 1946 to 1955 before injuries cut his career short. Kiner first entered the broadcast booth for the White Sox in 1961. He was inducted into Cooperstown in 1975.
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