NY, NY, United States (NewsBahn) – Ex-Pittsburgh Pirates slugger and New York Mets broadcaster Ralph Kiner has died at the age of 91, according to reports.
Kiner belted 369 homers over 10 MLB seasons and was a beloved figure for the Amazins’ since the Mets came into existence in 1962.
Kiner was a classy and good looking gentleman, famous for dating Elizabeth Taylor among other Hollywood sirens.
“Kiner’s Korner” was a post-game show he hosted for the Mets which added to his fame.
Said Mets chairman and CEO Fred Wilpon: “Ralph Kiner was one of the most beloved people in Mets history — an original Met and extraordinary gentleman. After a Hall of Fame playing career, Ralph became a treasured broadcasting icon for more than half a century. His knowledge of the game, wit and charm entertained generations of Mets fans.
“Like his stories, he was one of a kind. We send our deepest condolences to Ralph’s five children and 12 grandchildren. Our sport and society today lost one of the all-time greats.”