- Full Name: Ralph McPherran Kiner
- Born: October 27, 1922 in Santa
Rita, New Mexico
- Height: 6'2"
- Weight: 195 lbs
- Batted: Right
- Threw: Right
- Position: Outfield
Did you know?
- It was said that every time that he stepped to the plate, Kiner
was thinking about hitting the ball out of the park.
- He is the only player to lead the league in home runs each of
his first seven seasons in the league.
- For every 100 at-bats, he averaged 7.1 home runs. That percentage
is second only to Babe Ruth.
- For his 10 year career, he averaged 37 home runs and over 100
RBI a season.
- Kiner had his best season in 1949 when he led the league in home
runs with 54, RBI with 127, walks with 117 and he hit a .310.
- He was the first National League player to ask for a salary of
- He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975.
- Kiner holds the National League record for most consecutive seasons
as the league’s home run king (7).
- He is the only person to hit home runs in three consecutive All-Star
games (1949, 1950, 1951).