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Baseball HOFer, Mets Announcer Ralph Kiner Dies at 91

The baseball Hall of Fame says slugger Ralph Kiner has died. He was 91.

Ralph Kiner in 2012
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The Hall says Kiner died Thursday at his home in Rancho Mirage.

Kiner hit 369 home runs during his 10-year career, mostly with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He won or tied for the National League lead in homers in each of his first seven seasons.

After finishing up as a player, Kiner became a popular broadcaster with the New York Mets for more than a half-century. He worked a handful of games last year.

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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