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Ralph KinerTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1946-1955 MLB Years: 1946-1955
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PositionsOF-1382, 1B-58Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRalph McPherran Kiner
Height6-2Weight195BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 27,1922PlaceSanta Rita,New Mexico
Death DateFebruary 6,2014 [91.102]
High SchoolAlhambra (Alhambra,CA)
MLB DebutApril 16,1946 [23.171]
OrganizationsPIT [8] CHN [2] CLE [1] Awards0Awards Voting7-440
TBC Player ID13746Retrosheet IDkiner101MLBAM ID117072
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Player Notes:   Hit for the cycle on June 25,1950 ... The Pittsburgh Pirates retired his #4 on September 19,1987
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed59Power97Contact43XBH93RBIs50Runs70Hitting74Durability96Team.422Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1946Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit43of231445026312417323813074109120015.247.345.430.77521643579.273.183.337.36612.7818.831.473.9721.8334.68
1947Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit4of2415256511817723451127109881210012.313.417.6391.05636178666.291.326.501.47214.7112.160.837.6611.0844.07
1948Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit4of25156555104147195401231011261300015.265.391.533.92429664670.236.268.472.42116.729.100.545.9713.8843.54
1949Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit4of26152549116170195541276011761100010.310.432.6581.09036178667.267.348.572.48417.549.150.528.1010.1745.88
1950Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit4of27150547112149216471182012279300022.272.408.590.99832374672.242.318.545.44118.1511.760.656.9911.6449.66
1951Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit4of-1b28151531124164316421092113757200010.309.452.6271.07933379670.282.318.578.47920.458.510.426.2712.6448.17
1952Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit4of29149516901261723787301107770006.244.384.500.88425856633.221.256.475.40717.3812.160.705.8513.9544.44
1953Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit4of304114827406172910252120001.270.383.466.8496914175.275.196.372.38614.2912.000.844.0021.1435.00
1953Chicago CubsNLMLBchn4of30117414731171422887117567110010.283.394.529.92321944491.279.246.428.41215.2713.650.895.7014.7937.61
1953Totals for NL-NL         158562100157203351162110088310011.279.391.512.90328858666.278.233.413.40615.0213.210.885.2616.0636.94
1954Chicago CubsNLMLBchn4of31147557881593652273207690253017.285.371.487.85827163643.306.202.341.38811.8214.001.183.4225.3239.62
1955Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle9of321133215678130185400654600418.243.367.452.81914531390.230.209.411.36816.6711.790.714.6217.8339.74
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter147252059711451216393691015222101174924971126.279.398.548.94628526246256.264.269.467.00016.1611.970.745.9014.1143.00
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter109539137541097153323018011917955462130091.280.405.567.97222174864732.260.287.494.00016.8011.540.696.3613.0044.30
Chicago Cubs Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2649711612765075016031151157363027.284.381.505.8864901071134.295.221.378.00013.3213.841.044.4119.4238.77
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1133215678130185400654600418.243.367.452.81914531390.230.209.411.00016.6711.790.714.6217.8339.74
Average MLB - Per 162 games162573107160244411122011182311014.279.398.548.94631469689.264.269.467.00016.1611.970.745.9014.1143.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1946Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit23OF140--3396112356345.9692.46------14497.290.9
1947Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24OF152--390871405398.9832.62------152100.098.7
1948Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit25OF154--3826101398388.9752.52------15698.7100.0
1949Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit26OF152--3111273330323.9792.13------152100.098.7
1950Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27OF150--28713112311300.9652.00------150100.098.0
1951Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28OF94--195771209202.9672.15------15162.361.0
1951Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit281B58--556291159596585.98210.09------15138.437.7
1952Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit29OF149--25098-267259.9701.74------149100.096.8
1953Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30OF116--211682225217.9641.87------11799.175.3
1953Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit30OF41--715-176761.0001.85------41100.026.6
1954Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31OF147--298691313304.9712.07------147100.095.5
1955Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle32OF87--14122-145143.9861.64------11377.056.5
MLB Totals for OF - 10 season(s)-   OF1382--287580801430352955.9742.14------13820.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B58--556291159596585.98210.09------580.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1946Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit23---------140-
1947Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24---------152-
1948Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit25---------154-
1949Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit26---------152-
1950Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27---------150-
1951Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28--58------94-
1952Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit29---------149-
1953Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30---------116-
1953Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit30---------41-
1954Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31---------147-
1955Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle32---------87-

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1961Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha38Broadcaster1628676.53123.04Al Lopez
1962New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn39Broadcaster16040120.25060.510Casey Stengel
1963New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn40Broadcaster16251111.31548.010Casey Stengel
1964New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn41Broadcaster16253109.32740.010Casey Stengel
1965New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn42Broadcaster16250112.30947.010Wes Westrum,Casey Stengel
1966New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn43Broadcaster1616695.41028.59Wes Westrum
1967New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn44Broadcaster16261101.37740.510Salty Parker,Wes Westrum
1968New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn45Broadcaster1627389.45124.010Gil Hodges
1969New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn46Broadcaster16210062.617--1Gil HodgesWon World Series (Orioles)
1970New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn47Broadcaster1628379.5126.03Gil Hodges
1971New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn48Broadcaster1628379.51214.04Gil Hodges
1972New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn49Broadcaster1568373.53213.53Yogi Berra
1973New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn50Broadcaster1618279.509--1Yogi BerraLost World Series (Athletics)
1974New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn51Broadcaster1627191.43817.05Yogi Berra
1975New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn52Broadcaster1628280.50610.54Yogi Berra,Roy McMillan
1976New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn53Broadcaster1628676.53115.03Joe Frazier
1977New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn54Broadcaster1626498.39537.06Joe Torre,Joe Frazier
1978New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn55Broadcaster1626696.40724.06Joe Torre
1979New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn56Broadcaster1626399.38935.06Joe Torre
1980New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn57Broadcaster1626795.41424.05Joe Torre
1981New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn58Broadcaster1034162.39818.55Joe Torre
1982New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn59Broadcaster1626597.40127.06George Bamberger
1983New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn60Broadcaster1626894.42022.06Frank Howard,George Bamberger
1984New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn61Broadcaster1629072.5566.52Davey Johnson
1985New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn62Broadcaster1629864.6053.02Davey Johnson
1986New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn63Broadcaster16210854.667--1Davey JohnsonWon World Series (Red Sox)
1987New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn64Broadcaster1629270.5683.02Davey Johnson
1988New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn65Broadcaster16010060.625--1Davey JohnsonLost NLCS (Dodgers)
1989New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn66Broadcaster1628775.5376.02Davey Johnson
1990New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn67Broadcaster1629171.5624.02Bud Harrelson,Davey Johnson
1991New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn68Broadcaster1617784.47820.55Bud Harrelson,Mike Cubbage
1992New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn69Broadcaster1627290.44424.05Jeff Torborg
1993New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn70Broadcaster16259103.36438.07Dallas Green,Jeff Torborg
1994New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn71Broadcaster1135558.48718.53Dallas Green
1995New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn72Broadcaster1446975.47921.02Dallas Green
1996New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn73Broadcaster1627191.43825.04Dallas Green,Bobby Valentine
1997New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn74Broadcaster1628874.54313.03Bobby Valentine
1998New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn75Broadcaster1628874.54318.02Bobby Valentine
1999New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn76Broadcaster1639766.5956.52Bobby ValentineLost NLCS (Braves)
2000New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn77Broadcaster1629468.5801.02Bobby ValentineLost World Series (Yankees)
2001New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn78Broadcaster1628280.5066.03Bobby Valentine
2002New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn79Broadcaster1617586.46626.55Bobby Valentine-
2003New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn80Broadcaster1616695.41034.55Art Howe-
2004New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn81Broadcaster1627191.43825.04Art Howe-
2005New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn82Broadcaster1628379.5127.04Willie Randolph-
2006New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn83Broadcaster1629765.599--1Willie RandolphLost NLCS (Cardinals)
2007New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn84Broadcaster1628874.5431.02Willie Randolph
2008New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn85Broadcaster1628973.5493.02Willie Randolph,Jerry Manuel
2009New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn86Broadcaster1627092.43223.04Jerry Manuel
2010New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn87Broadcaster1627983.48818.04Jerry Manuel
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
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* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1955-10-24Released by Indians. 
1954-11-16TradeTraded by Cubs to Indians for Gale Wade, Sam Jones and Cash. 
1953-06-04TradeTraded by Pirates with Catfish Metkovich, Howie Pollet and Joe Garagiola to Cubs for Gene Hermanski, Bob Addis, George Freese, Preston Ward, Bob Schultz, Toby Atwell and Cash. 
1941-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.