For one, the tool of choice was a bat. For the other, a stick. Tony Gwynn and Jean Beliveau died this year, unparalleled craftsmen who made the supremely difficult look almost easy.
Former slugger Ralph Kiner and longtime announcer Dick Enberg are among the 10 finalists for the 2015 Ford C. Frick Award presented by the Hall of Fame for excellence in baseball broadcasting.
The Mets often play their best baseball on opening day. This year that good fortune will be put to the test against the Nationals and hard-throwing right-hander Stephen Strasburg.
Whether you’re going to the game or just parking on the couch, you’ll want to know what’s going on prior to 1:10 p.m., when the Mets and Nationals officially get the season started at Citi Field.
Mets Fan Wants Team To Designate Part Of Left Field As ‘Kiner’s Korner’ In Honor Of Late Broadcaster
The team will wear a commemorative patch all season and there will be a pregame on-field ceremony honoring the Mets legend ahead of Monday’s game against the Washington Nationals.
The New York Mets will honor late broadcaster Ralph Kiner by wearing a uniform patch all season and having an on-field ceremony on opening day.
In this week’s That Thing You Missed watch a tribute to Ralph Kiner, the most bizarre Super Bowl commercial you didn’t see, Charles Barkley mangle Jonas Valanciunas name and was this Marshawn Lynch’s best pass reception all season?
Ralph Kiner was the Mets’ iteration of Phil Rizzuto, the former player and Hall-of-Famer who converted us more with his wisdom and charm and anecdotes than his chalkboard banter.
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.
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.
First the guys take a call from a fella named Bobby, who is finding it harder and harder to watch the great Ralph Kiner (pictured) when he appears on Mets’ broadcasts from time-to-time.
Collusion, in the words of Fay Vincent, was “the most egregious breaking of trust in baseball history… it destroyed any chance of civility on the part of the players.”