Re:Hall of Famer Kiner Dies
Passing fully sentinent at 91 is to be celebrated. What a life!
No one is again going to lead a major league in home runs seven years in a row - and do it for a dismal team with absolutely no 'protection' from an otherwise pitiful lineup.
What a shame a bad back led him to retire from MLB at age 32. With 'modern medicine' what might have been?
The dubious career of Mark McGwire aside, Kiner had the fewest AB's/HR of any right hand hitter in MLB history.
He was my childhood baseball hero.
What a wonderful life (that included dating a very young Elizabeth Taylor)!
RIP, Mr. Kiner.