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Mets to Honor Ralph Kiner in 2014

Mets to Honor Ralph Kiner in 2014
Posted February 17th, 2014 @ 7:13am

The Mets will wear a commemorative patch on their uniform in 2014, paying tribute to legendary broadcaster Ralph Kiner.

The team will also honor Kiner during an on-field ceremony before the Opening Day game, March 31st, against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field.  There will be a video tribute and a commemorative logo will be placed on the outfield wall.

A "Kiner's Korner" display will also be set up in the Mets Hall of Fame and Museum.  It will include artifacts and memorabilia from his time with the Mets.

The Kiner logo will also appear on the grass at the Mets spring training home in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Kiner was a Mets broadcaster for more than 50 years. In the early days of the team, he joined with Lindsey Nelson and Bob Murphy to form one of baseball's best broadcasting teams.  Before that, he had a Hall of Fame playing career.

Kiner passed away earlier this month at the age of 91.

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