Ralph Kiner Quotes
- From: ruben safir <ruben@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 13:19:09 +0000 (UTC)
Since I spent the time to assemble these elsewhere, i figure I'd share
"Cadillacs are down at the end of the bat." Source: Book of Sports Quotes
"Darryl Strawberry has been voted to the Hall of Fame five years in a
"He's (Bruce Sutter) going to be out of action the rest of his career."
Source: The Sporting News (July 10, 1989)
"If Casey Stengel were alive today, he'd be spinning in his grave."
"I think one of the most difficult things for anyone who's played
baseball is to accept the fact that maybe the players today are playing
just as well as ever."
"It's (Phil Niekro's knuckleball) like watching Mario Andretti park a
"Jose DeLeon on his career has seventy-three wins and one-hundred and
"Kevin McReynolds stops at third and he scores."
"Solo homers usually come with no one on base."
"(Don) Sutton lost thirteen games in a row without winning a ballgame."
"The hall of fame ceremonies are on the thirty-first and thirty-second of
"The Mets have gotten their leadoff batter on only once this inning."
The reason the Mets have played so well at Shea this year is they have
the best home record in baseball."
"There's a lot of heredity in that family."
"Tony Gwynn was named player of the year for April."
"Two-thirds of the earth is covered by water. The other third is covered
by Garry Maddox."
"You know what they say about Chicago. If you don't like the weather,
wait fifteen minutes." Source: The Sporting News (July 11, 1988)
“Singles hitters drive Fords, home run hitters drive Cadillacs.”
"It's like watching Mario Andretti park a car." -- As an announcer,
describing Phil Niekro's knuckleball
"They will pass the father-son tandem of Buddy Bell and Yogi Berra." --on
Bobby and Barry Bonds becoming the all-time father/son home run leaders
"The Mets just had their first .500-or-better April since July of 1992.
"We'll be back after this word from Manufacturer's Hangover."
"You have really solidified the Mets' center field problems." -Kiner to
"In the hunt to buy the San Francisco Giants was George Shinn, owner of
the Charlotte Harlots."
"Jay Bell is 0-for-6 in this series with 10 homers and 52 RBIs."
"That was Benes' fifth strikeout on the day. He came in with 94, so now
he has 104 strikeouts on the year."
"Andujar Cedeno to lead it off. He swings. And he is hit by a pitch. And
it is hit over the wall and out of here for a home run."
"Some guys are inwardly outgoing."
"We're experiencing audio difficulties."
"We'll be back with the recrap after this message."
Mets announcer Ralph Kiner. Q: Who was your favorite "Kiner's Korner"
guest? A: The guy I had the most fun with was Tug McGraw. One time he
gave me a haircut, he was in the military service. It took me about six
months to get over that. Q: Most reluctant guest? A: The first player to
turn me down was Curt Flood. Cleon Jones wasn't willing to let his
personality come out, but after he was on 40 or 50 times, he was actually
doing the commercials.
Mets lost on a circus in CF ... i got it I got it!! ""What's your wife's
name and what's she like?" Choo Choo replied "My wife's name is Mrs.
Coleman and she likes me, Bub."
While we are on Ralph Kiner:
"All of Rick Aguilera's saves have come in relief appearances."
"All the Met wins on the road against Los Angeles this year have come at
"It's Father's Day today at Shea, so to all you fathers out there, Happy
"The Mets are winless in the month of Atlanta"
"Reggie Jackson called himself the spoon that stirred the cup."
Ralph called Hubie Brooks "Mookie" for an entire show once.
"And it's going...going...going to be caught" Kiner's call on a long fly
ball that he thought was going to be a home run at Dodger Stadium.
"We'll be back with our special guest Gary Cooper right after these
important messages" Kiner's teaser on opening day 1985 when he was
awaiting an interview with Gary Carter, hero of the game who had won the
game with a 10th inning walk-off home run.
Kiner was known for his occasional malapropisms, usually connected with
getting people's names wrong, such as calling broadcasting partner Tim
McCarver as "Tim MacArthur". He even once called himself "Ralph Korner".
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