Ralph Kiner : 1922-2014

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FILE - In this May 10, 1985 file photo, Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner, now a New York Mets' broadcaster, is shown at Shea Stadium in New York. The baseball Hall of Fame says slugger Ralph Kiner has died. He was 91. The Hall says Kiner died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif.(AP Photo/Ron Frehm, File)

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Ralph Kiner, who slugged his way to the baseball Hall of Fame and then enjoyed a half-century career as a popular broadcaster, died Thursday. He was 91.

The baseball Hall of Fame said Kiner died at his home in Rancho Mirage with his family at his side.

Kiner hit 369 home runs during his 10-year career, mostly with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He made his debut in 1946 and his power quickly became the talk of baseball — he won or tied for the National League lead in homers in each of his first seven seasons. (AP)

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