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Remembering Ralph Kiner

by Mike Watts, Jake Kring-Schreifels
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Flickr :: Paul Hadsall

"Hall of Fame Player, Hall of Fame Broadcaster, Hall of Fame Person"

Ralph Kiner, one of baseball’s great power hitters and a longtime Mets announcer, passed away at 91 years old last week.

Much of One on One was spent reminiscing about Kiner’s legacy as a player, announcer, and as a person.  Beyond taking calls from Mets and Kiner fans alike, we also spoke with some of the people who worked with him and knew him well.

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Mets voice Gary Cohen joined us Saturday to discuss what it was like growing up with Kiner’s voice describing the game and being able to work with him on occasion since joining the Mets television crew. 

Jake Kring-Schreifels caught up with Yankees’ television voice Michael Kay and former Met Art Shamsky to get their thoughts on Kiner’s passing on Friday night.  I also spoke with SNY’s Ron Darling on Thursday about working with Kiner and one of his favorite memories.

Hear all of these interviews below.

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SNY's Ron Darling SNY's Gary Cohen YES' Michael Kay and former Met Art Shamsky