Ralph McPherran Kiner
Positions: Leftfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.
Born: October 27, 1922 in Santa Rita, NM
High School: Alhambra HS (Alhambra, CA)
Schools: Pasadena City College (Pasadena, CA), University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1941. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1946 (Age 23.171) vs. STL 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1946 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Cubs/Indians 1946-1955
Final Game: September 25, 1955 (Age 32.333) vs. DET 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1975 (273/362 ballots).
View Ralph Kiner Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
Died: February 6, 2014 in Rancho Mirage, CA
Buried: Greenlawn Cemetery, Farmington, NM
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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