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Ralph Kiner began his playing career with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1946. He was traded to the Chicago Cubs in 1953 after the team would not meet his salary demands.
Ralph Kiner played for the Cubs and Cleveland Indians before retiring after the 1955 season. He led the National league in home runs for seven years in a row between 1946 and 1952. In 1949 he had 54 home runs.
Ralph Kiner had to retire at age 32 after playing only 10 years in the Major Leagues. He had 369 homers, 1015 runs batted in and a lifetime .279 batting average.
After retiring, Ralph Kiner became a broadcaster in 1961 with the Chicago White Sox. In 1962, he became the first broadcaster for the expansion New York Mets. In 2011, at the age 88, he still works part time in broadcasting for the Mets.
Ralph Kiner number 4 has been retired by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975 with over 75% of the vote.
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