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Ralph Kiner

Ralph Kiner (Baseball.  Born, Santa Rita, NM, Oct. 27, 1922.)  Better known to generations of Mets fans as a broadcaster for the club’s entire existence through 2011, Ralph McPherran Kiner was one of the dominant players of the post-World War II era.  Kiner hit 369 homers in 10 major league seasons (1946-55) with Pittsburgh, the […]

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy (Sportscaster. Born, Tulsa, OK, Sept. 19, 1924; died, West Palm Beach, FL Aug. 3, 2004.) An icon for generations of Mets fans, Robert A. Murphy started calling play-by-play for the team when it entered the N.L. in 1962. Murphy was one of the three original voices of the Mets, along with Lindsay Nelson and […]

Lindsey Nelson

Lindsey Nelson (Broadcaster.  Born, Brownlow Creek, TN, May 25, 1919; died, Atlanta, GA, June 10, 1995.)  Lindsey Nelson earned his national reputation broadcasting college football.  In fact, only once in a span of 35 years did he miss having a bowl game assignment on New Year’s Day.  That year was 1969.  That season, Nelson was […]

Gary Cohen

Gary Cohen (Sportscaster.  Born, Flushing, NY, Apr. 29, 1958.)  In just three years, Gary Hugh Cohen advanced from broadcasting play-by-play for the Durham Bulls to partnering with Bob Murphy at Shea Stadium.  Following Murphy’s retirement at the end of the 2003 season, he became the Mets’ lead announcer on radio.  In 2006, Cohen became the first […]

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