Hall of Fame slugger Ralph Kiner dies at 91

Hall of Fame slugger Ralph Kiner dies at 91

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COOPERSTOWN, NY - JULY 24: Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner is introduced at Clark Sports Center during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 24, 2011 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 6 at 5:12 PM

   RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) -- The baseball Hall of Fame says slugger Ralph Kiner has died. He was 91.
 
   The Hall says Kiner died Thursday at his home in Rancho Mirage.
 
   Kiner hit 369 home runs during his 10-year career, mostly with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He won or tied for the National League lead in homers in each of his first seven seasons.
 
   After finishing up as a player, Kiner became a popular broadcaster with the New York Mets for more than a half-century. He worked a handful of games last year.
 

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