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 Post subject: Rest in Peace Ralph Kiner
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:17 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Rest in Peace Ralph Kiner
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Thanks for posting this Corsair. RIP Mr. Kiner. You were a great man, a great Pirate, and great for the game of baseball. You will be missed.

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 Post subject: Re: Rest in Peace Ralph Kiner
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Yes, and I'll never understand why the Pirates stopped with only the forearms and bat instead of a full statue.

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 Post subject: Re: Rest in Peace Ralph Kiner
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:26 pm 
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Funny memories of watching "Kiner's Korner" after Mets games. Once heard him say during a broadcast, "last time up, Rusty Staub hit a 3 run homer with 2 men on." Classic...... 8-) 8-) 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Rest in Peace Ralph Kiner
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Yup, only Yogi-ism's were on par with Kiner-ism's.

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 Post subject: Re: Rest in Peace Ralph Kiner
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Grew up watching Kiner's Korner. Was always an extra bonus when he had a Pirates player on, but I watched all the time anyway because of Kiner. The Mets broadcasts were actually really entertaining back then.


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 Post subject: Re: Rest in Peace Ralph Kiner
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Kiner had 339 home runs by the time he was 30. Babe Ruth had 309. Kiner's back went bad and that cut short what would have been a record setting career.

My pap told me how people would stay at Forbes Field, no matter what the score, if Kiner had a chance to hit again. He was that good.

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 Post subject: Re: Rest in Peace Ralph Kiner
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ZelieMike wrote:
Yup, only Yogi-ism's were on par with Kiner-ism's.

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Casey Stengel had some pretty good ones, too. Like, "Okay, everybody line up alphabetically according to height."


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 Post subject: Re: Rest in Peace Ralph Kiner
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bucco boy wrote:
My pap told me how people would stay at Forbes Field, no matter what the score, if Kiner had a chance to hit again. He was that good.


My Dad (who is 82) tells the same story. Regardless of the score, Pirate fans would stay until Kiner's last at-bat. Dad recalled countless games where he drove up from Elkins, WV (before the interstate) and would stay until Kiner's last at-bat, and then make the 4 hour drive back home.

My favorite player was Willie Stargell, and Dad and I had many discussions on who was the better power hitter... his favorite: Kiner, or my favorite: Pops. I wish I could have seen Ralph play to make an honest comparison.

RIP Ralph Kiner.


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 Post subject: Re: Rest in Peace Ralph Kiner
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:44 pm 
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bucco boy wrote:
My pap told me how people would stay at Forbes Field, no matter what the score, if Kiner had a chance to hit again. He was that good.

Truth. Dad is now 86, and attended quite a few games at Forbes Field when the Pirates were bad.

He and his family would remain for Kiner's last AB. After that at-bat, the place would empty.


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