PHOTO: Mets to honor Ralph Kiner with uniform patch this season

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

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Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner died earlier this month, and Sunday the Mets revealed that they'll honor Kiner with uniform patches for the 2014 season. From their official Twitter account, the visual:

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Kiner's 10-year playing career came before the Mets were even in existence, as the Mets debuted in 1962 and Kiner's last season came in 1955.

Kiner did, however, broadcast Mets games from their inception through last season, a span of 52 seasons. He was inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame in 1984.

In addition to the patch, the Mets will celebrate the life and career of Kiner in a pre-game ceremony at Citi Field on opening day. During said ceremony, they'll unveil a commemorative Kiner logo on the left-field wall.

Not only that, but there's more, via

In addition, the Mets Hall of Fame and Museum will debut a "Kiner's Korner" display dedicated to the broadcaster, with artifacts and memorabilia chronicling his 52-year history with the Mets. The team will also paint a Kiner logo on the grass behind home plate at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie.
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