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I knew Tank would get this as soon as he saw it...

Born Oct. 27, 1922 in Santa Rita, NM. Threw and batted righthanded. A Hall of Famer (inducted in 1975), Kiner ranks second on Pittsburgh?s all-time home run list (301). Won or shared N.L. home run title in each of his seven full seasons with Pittsburgh (1946-52), a streak unmatched in either league. Hit a club-record 54 homers in 1949 and had a club-record .567 slugging pct. in Pirate career. Was the key player in 10-man deal with the Cubs on June 4, 1953. Played with Cubs (1953-54) and Cleveland (1955) before back ailment ended his career prematurely. Hit 369 home runs in 10-year career, averaging 7.1 per 100 at bats, which ranks among the best in major league history. Number retired in 1987.

Now for extra credit....who on the Pirate's team was wearing Kiner's number right before the club retired it? <_<

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