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Old 02-06-2014, 02:24 PM
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:34 PM
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RIP Ralph. Thanks for all you brought to the game.
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:40 PM
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Some famous quips during his tenure as Mets announcer:

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/quotes/quokiner.shtml
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:43 PM
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RIP. I never knew he was a announcer for the Whitesox once.
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Old 02-06-2014, 03:51 PM
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Another interesting fact about him is that Honus Wagner was once his hitting coach. Although I think Hank Greenberg probably turned him into the hitter he became along with the short fence in Forbes Fied.
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:20 PM
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It's amazing how big Wagner is compared to Kiner.
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:50 PM
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Some famous quips during his tenure as Mets announcer:

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/quotes/quokiner.shtml
He once said a ball was blown out of play during a game at the Astrodome.
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:43 PM
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One of the greatest Pirate's of of all time.

He was the perfect broadcaster for the Met' s and their foibles. When I first got cable in the 1980s, watching the Met' s on WWOR was must see tv. It may not have been the circus act like Harry and Jimmy Piercall, but who else could come up with quips like "If Casey Stengel were alive today, he'd be spinning in his grave."
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:24 PM
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Some famous quips during his tenure as Mets announcer:

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/quotes/quokiner.shtml
They left this one out: "We'll be back after this message from Manufacture's Hangover."
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:37 PM
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Another interesting fact about him is that Honus Wagner was once his hitting coach. Although I think Hank Greenberg probably turned him into the hitter he became along with the short fence in Forbes Fied.
It's pronounced Ha-nus not Hoe-nus, just for the record. That shortened left field fence? It's was called Greenberg Gardens, after who it was shortened for.
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:49 PM
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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/07/sp...rner.html?_r=0

Nice NY Times piece.
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Old 02-07-2014, 04:56 AM
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It's pronounced Ha-nus not Hoe-nus, just for the record. That shortened left field fence? It's was called Greenberg Gardens, after who it was shortened for.
I just think it's amazing that Ralph Kiner was once taught how to hit by Ha-nus Wagner, a guy who started his career in the 19th century. Also after looking at the picture, I really feel that Wagner would have hit 40-50 homeruns a year had he played in a different era.

Anyways thanks for your history lesson.
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