Ralph Kiner spent ten years playing in the MLB but is best known for his work as a baseball announcer. Kiner began his broadcasting career with the Chicago White Sox and still occasionally calls a few innings during New York Mets games.
Since 1962, he has done play-by-paly for the New York Mets.
After his retirement, he briefly served as the San Diego Padres GM in the Pacific Coast League.
He was forced to retire at the age of 32 becasue of a back injury.
He is the only player to hit home runs in three consecutive All-Star games.
He was the first National League player to ask for a salary of $100,000.
For every 100 at-bats, he averaged 7.1 home runs, second only to Babe Ruth.
It was said that every time Kiner stepped up to bat, he was thinking home run.
He was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1941.
He made his major league debut on April 16, 1964.
He is listed at 6'2 and 195 lbs.
He hit a career 360 home runs.
He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians.
He was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame in 1975.
He bat and threw right.