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By Robert P. Broadwater

ISBN-10: 078649817X

ISBN-13: 9780786498178

Ralph Kiner (1922–2014) used to be probably the most feared strength hitters of his period. Babe Ruth anticipated Kiner could be the slugger probably to damage Ruth’s unmarried season domestic run checklist. whereas the left fielder from New Mexico overlooked that mark, he did holiday one of many Babe’s documents, best his league in domestic runs for seven consecutive seasons—a list unbroken since.
Kiner set his documents whereas taking part in for many of the worst groups ever to take the sector. With little help within the Pittsburgh Pirates lineup, pitchers have been frequently in a position to paintings round Kiner, strolling him dozens of instances in line with season. regardless of this, Kiner made them pay for his or her blunders, sending towering flies over the fences.
After simply 10 years within the league, Kiner’s occupation at the box was once lower brief via power again ache. At retirement, his 369 domestic runs put him 6th at the all-time record. He didn’t depart baseball, even if, serving as common supervisor of a minor league group and later saying for the newly shaped big apple Mets in 1962, the place he could be the voice of the staff for greater than fifty years. this is often his story.

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