February 6, 2014

Ralph Kiner. Passes At Age 91

Baseball Hall of Famer and long-time Mets television broadcaster, Ralph Kiner, has died at the age of 91.  Kiner has been with the Mets since the very beginning, calling the team's games in 1962.  He has called games in every year since, occasionally appearing the the booth with Gary, Keith and Ron as recently as this past season.

Principle owner, Fred Wilpon, released the following statement:

Ralph Kiner was one of the most beloved people in Mets history — An original 
Met and extraordinary gentleman. After a Hall of Fame playing career, Ralph 
became a treasured broadcasting icon for more than half a century. His knowledge 
of the game, wit, and charm entertained generations of Mets fans. Like his stories,
 he was one of a kind.We send our deepest condolences to Ralph’s five children
 and twelve grandchildren. Our sport and society today lost one of the all-time greats.

His occasional visits, soothing voice and stories of baseball's yesteryear will be sorely missed.  Ralph Kiner, dead at age 91.  May he rest in peace.

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