Baseball Crank
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November 9, 2009
BASEBALL/HISTORY: A Veteran

ESPN talks to Ralph Kiner about his World War II-era military service as a Navy pilot. The one baseball note I'd either forgotten or not noticed before was that fresh out of the military, Kiner hit 13 home runs in spring trainining in 1946 to make the Pirates.

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I knew Ralph server during WW II, but like many of his contemporaries, he never really talked about it. I can't ever recall him discussing his service during a game.

Posted by: Jerry at November 9, 2009 10:41 PM
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