What the Mets Are Doing To Honor Ralph Kiner
For the first time in franchise history, the New York Mets enter a season without Ralph Kiner is some way, shape or form.
Kiner, a National Baseball Hall of Fame player with the Pirates and a Mets Hall-of-Famer as a broadcaster, passed away earlier this year.
The Mets honored Kiner prior to their season opener against the Nationals with a video tribute, a moment of silence and the unveiling of a special logo on the wall down the left field line. That same logo is painted on the grass behind home plate.
Meanwhile, a Mets fan in New York City has been pushing the team to rename that same left field corner, Kiner’s Korner – a name created during his playing days in Pittsburgh which then became the name of his post-game show in his days as a Mets play-by-play broadcaster.