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   FAST FACTS

  • 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 $100,000.
  • 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).





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