By Ernie Palladino
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If you were a Mets fan growing up in the 1960s and 70s, let alone the 80s, 90s and into this century, you listened to the always informative, always amusing words of one Ralph Kiner.
Like Lindsey Nelson and Bob Murphy, his two broadcasting partners who departed this coil before him, Kiner left behind a rich, treasure trove of Mets memories when he died at age 91. Anyone who cared for the Mets hung on Kiner’s every analytical word, especially in those early years when all there was to root for was Casey Stengel and a good, entertaining broadcast.