Ralph Kiner, 91, hit 369 home runs

Updated: February 7, 2014, 2:53 PM ET
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RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- Ralph Kiner, who slugged his way into the baseball Hall of Fame and enjoyed a half-century career as a popular broadcaster, died Thursday. He was 91.

Kiner, who died with his family at his side at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif., hit 369 home runs during his 10-year career, mostly with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who retired his No. 4 in 1987.

"Ralph Kiner was one of the greatest sluggers in National League history, leading the Senior Circuit in home ...

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