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Talking Sports: Time in the "Korner"

 


Somehow it seems fitting that Ralph Kiner should have died on Babe Ruth’s birthday.

Kiner, one of the great sluggers in baseball history died last Thursday, Feb. 6, at the ripe old age of 91 - the 119th anniversary of Babe Ruth’s birth.

Kiner only played 10 years in the major leagues due to constant back issues. Ten years is the minimum allowed for induction into the MLB Hall of Fame. Nevertheless, he earned his way to Cooperstown with 369 home runs and 1,015 RBI. His best years were 1947 and 1949. In ‘47 he hit .313, belted 51 home runs and drove in 127. In ‘49 the numbers were ne...



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