Popular home run slugger of the 1940's and 1950's. Kiner electrified baseball fans by crashing homers. Ralph Kiner led or tied for the league in his first seven years in the big leagues; the only player in history to do so. Kiner ranks second to Babe Ruth for the highest number of homers per time at bat. He hit 13 career grand-slams and three times clubbed 3 homers in one game. Hall of Famer played only 10 years but still whacked 369 home runs and posted 1015 RBI's and walked 1011 times with a lifetime batting of .279. Kiner spent 1943-45 in the military. The Pirates retired his #4 uniform number. After he retired from baseball Kiner spent many years as a broadcaster on radio and TV
During the 1900s Ralph Kiner ranked second in homers to Babe Ruth . But, with the smaller ballparks as we enter the 2000s, Kiner ranking is falling into 7th or 8th.