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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 […]

Lionel Conacher

Lionel Conacher (Hockey.  Born, Toronto, Ont., May 24, 1901; died, Ottawa, Ont., May 26, 1954.)  A defenseman obtained from Pittsburgh, Lionel Conacher, the elder of two brothers to play for them, was with the Americans for most of four seasons (1926-30).  He was traded after the 1929-30 season to the Montreal Maroons for defenseman Red […]

Tiny Bonham

Tiny Bonham (Baseball.  Born, Ione, CA, Aug. 16, 1913; died, Pittsburgh, PA, Sept. 15, 1949.)  A husky righthander (6’2”, 220 pounds), Ernest Edward Bonham helped pitch the Yankees to the 1942 A.L. pennant with a 21-5 record.  Bonham spent seven seasons with the Yankees (1940-46) and was 79-50, with over a quarter of his victories […]

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