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(Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)   Ralph Kiner dead at 91. The Pirates finished last with him; they can finish last without him   (triblive.com) divider line 31
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2014-02-06 03:46:38 PM  
I remember watching Kiner's Corner growing up. He had a good run.

/RIP Ralph Kramden
 
2014-02-06 04:22:13 PM  

Mangoose: I remember watching Kiner's Corner growing up. He had a good run.

/RIP Ralph Kramden


This.  

Mangoose: I remember watching Kiner's Corner growing up. He had a good run.

/RIP Ralph Kramden


This. When we first got cable, we had some sort of combination of two out of WGN, WOR and WPIX.  I remember watching Kiner's Corner back then, even though I didn't like the Mets (it was a couple of years after 1986, after all).

\between them and TBS, it was a golden era to be watching baseball on cable
 
2014-02-06 05:04:37 PM  
"When I retired I was sixth on the all time home run list, now I am one hundred and sixth"

That was from a broadcast a few years ago.
 
2014-02-06 05:12:29 PM  

Yankees fan, but I always enjoyed Kiner. He had a great broadcasting voice.


Also:

Most HR During Kiner's career
1946-1955
Ralph Kiner 369
Stan Musial 289
Ted Williams 267
Gil Hodges 239
#RIPRalphKiner

- Vin Masi (@VinMasi) February 6, 2014
 
2014-02-06 05:23:18 PM  
Aw, I loved listening to Ralph's old broadcasts, and his time up in the booth with Gary and Keith/Ron on SNY the past few seasons once in awhile. Those were always enlightening; his mind was still sharp as a tack.
 
2014-02-06 05:23:24 PM  
Met him once at a book signing. Heck of a nice guy, asked me how I wanted the autograph in the book and shook my hand like he actually cared.
 
2014-02-06 05:29:16 PM  
will they air a special episode of kiner's coroner?
 
2014-02-06 05:31:59 PM  
Not only did he drink top-shelf, he got some top shelf trim:

hypeskin.com

Married Nancy Chaffee

www.pophistorydig.com

Ava

content8.flixster.com

Jane

imgc.artprintimages.com
Janet

25.media.tumblr.com

Liz

RIP man who swung a large bat
 
2014-02-06 05:36:52 PM  
He was a Malaprop machine in the broadcast booth. Kiner's Korner was always great for a laugh I used to tune in just to hear him murder the English language. My favorite moment was when he got his OWN name wrong and introduced himself as "Ron" Kiner.
 
2014-02-06 05:38:37 PM  

Gunderson: Not only did he drink top-shelf, he got some top shelf trim:



Married Nancy Chaffee



Ava



Jane


Janet



Liz

RIP man who swung a large bat


A Hall of Famer for sure.
 
2014-02-06 05:39:29 PM  
Kiner's Korner was great.

Ralph: So, Choo-Choo, what's your wife's name?
Coleman's response: "Mrs. Coleman."
Kiner's question: "What's she like?"
Coleman's response: "She likes me, Bub."
 
2014-02-06 05:40:09 PM  
My favorite Kiner malaprop:

It's fathers day today, so to all you fathers out there Happy Birthday!
 
2014-02-06 05:46:19 PM  

gridlocksammy: My favorite Kiner malaprop:

It's fathers day today, so to all you fathers out there Happy Birthday!


Classic!
 
2014-02-06 05:59:05 PM  

MFAWG: Gunderson: Not only did he drink top-shelf, he got some top shelf trim:

Married Nancy Chaffee

Ava

Jane


Janet

Liz

RIP man who swung a large bat

A Hall of Famer for sure.


Agreed. Just wow. All that list is missing is Sophia Loren.
 
2014-02-06 06:02:39 PM  
I also grew up in NY and always enjoyed him and Lindsey Nelson.  Sometimes I go to YouTube and search for old broadcasts or highlights featuring those voices.  Sad to hear the news.

I seem to remember that when there'd be a rain delay, instead of going to an old sitcom rerun or something they'd hang out in the booth and tell stories on the air, and maybe pulled in Leo Durocher or Casey Stengel or someone.  Great stories, obviously.  Not sure if I'm remembering this correctly.

Question about Kiner's Korner: Where the fark WAS Kiner's Korner?  It'd be shortly after the game and the players would still be in uniform... was it in a tiny studio off the clubhouse, or in a production truck, or up near the press box somewhere?  It was this magical place I had no idea where it existed.
 
2014-02-06 06:02:46 PM  
Well, she's still alive.
 
2014-02-06 06:05:36 PM  

Peaceboy: I also grew up in NY and always enjoyed him and Lindsey Nelson.


This guy?

a.espncdn.com
 
2014-02-06 06:17:57 PM  

Peaceboy: Where the fark WAS Kiner's Korner? It'd be shortly after the game and the players would still be in uniform... was it in a tiny studio off the clubhouse, or in a production truck, or up near the press box somewhere? It was this magical place I had no idea where it existed.


It was in Shea apparently.  Some fan just called into WFAN and told a story about going into the studio when he went to games because the door was always open.

He sounds like a regular mench.
 
2014-02-06 06:49:47 PM  
Every now and then, he called Daryl Strawberry Daryl Throneberry. And when the Mets hit a homer, Bob Murphy would say something to the effect, This Schlitz's for me ! And of course, Lindsey's plaid coats.

Loved those guys growing up.
 
2014-02-06 07:13:55 PM  

JerseyTim: Most HR During Kiner's career
1946-1955
Ralph Kiner 369
Stan Musial 289
Ted Williams 267
Gil Hodges 239
#RIPRalphKiner


I don't get it.

Most HR during Gavvy Cravath's career:

Gavvy Cravath 119
Babe Ruth 103
Fred Luderus 84
Home Run Baker & Frank Schulte 80

/Luderus
 
2014-02-06 08:05:04 PM  

Gunderson: Not only did he drink top-shelf, he got some top shelf trim:

[hypeskin.com image 320x325]

Married Nancy Chaffee

[www.pophistorydig.com image 242x283]

Ava

[content8.flixster.com image 407x462]

Jane

[imgc.artprintimages.com image 366x488]
Janet

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x610]

Liz

RIP man who swung a large bat


We are not worthy! Dang. RIP, sir.
 
2014-02-06 08:06:44 PM  

Mangoose: I remember watching Kiner's Corner growing up. He had a good run.

/RIP Ralph Kramden


I remember, as a lad, Ol' Ralphie kept going on about some guy named "Seaver" one year...wonder what ever became of him?
 
2014-02-06 08:47:00 PM  
This gets me right in the childhood, grew up watching Mets games on WWOR down here.

/thought he was dead already, but still
 
2014-02-06 08:53:25 PM  
Peaceboy: Question about Kiner's Korner: Where the fark WAS Kiner's Korner?

Originally? Forbes Field.
 
2014-02-06 09:08:56 PM  

robmilmel: Mangoose: I remember watching Kiner's Corner growing up. He had a good run.

/RIP Ralph Kramden

I remember, as a lad, Ol' Ralphie kept going on about some guy named "Seaver" one year...wonder what ever became of him?


Here you go. Was looking at some old clips earler and came across this one with Seaver on Kiner's Korner after his first start back with the Mets in '83.
 
2014-02-06 10:14:56 PM  

DrBenway: Was looking at some old clips


I was talking about 1969, actually. The Miracle Mets, watched Tom, Tug & co. go all the way.

/lame joke about Tom Terrific
 
2014-02-06 10:46:04 PM  
I was born a year after the Mets were and grew up watching Ralph with Lindsay Nelson and Bob Murphy.  I'll remember those voices forever.

/Meet The Mets, meet The Mets
//Step right up and greet The Mets
///you guys know the rest
 
2014-02-06 10:53:25 PM  

robmilmel: DrBenway: Was looking at some old clips

I was talking about 1969, actually. The Miracle Mets, watched Tom, Tug & co. go all the way.

/lame joke about Tom Terrific


Oh, there were some that went farther back than that. I just remembered that one with Seaver is all.

DenisVengeance: I was born a year after the Mets were and grew up watching Ralph with Lindsay Nelson and Bob Murphy.  I'll remember those voices forever.

/Meet The Mets, meet The Mets
//Step right up and greet The Mets
///you guys know the rest


There was one clip I saw from spring training, I think, in '62 with Ralph interviewing Roger Craig.
 
2014-02-06 11:58:26 PM  
Growing up on the west coast I didn't get to hear much about or from Ralph but there were stories occasionally told where he was mentioned (usually during those previously mentioned rain delays).  91 is a pretty good run & when you combine that with the fun he had playing & being around a kids game for most of his life along with the wide variety of top shelf ladies... well, he had a life that most of us could only envy.

RIP Ralph, go join those other old guys out in the Iowa corn field

/about that time of year to get that movie out & dream of spring training
//have to do something to take my mind off of all the snow & ice...
 
2014-02-07 04:13:58 AM  
I have this Kiner card in my collection.
www.vintagecardprices.com

RIP.

/Singles hitters drive Fords.  Home run hitters drive Cadillacs.
 
2014-02-07 07:35:44 AM  

Gunny Highway: Peaceboy: Where the fark WAS Kiner's Korner? It'd be shortly after the game and the players would still be in uniform... was it in a tiny studio off the clubhouse, or in a production truck, or up near the press box somewhere? It was this magical place I had no idea where it existed.

It was in Shea apparently.  Some fan just called into WFAN and told a story about going into the studio when he went to games because the door was always open.

He sounds like a regular mench.


Kiner's Korner was behind the first-base dugout. And now we know. I hope they saved the set when they tore Shea down.
 
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