Kinerisms – Ralph Kiner Quotes

As a Mets broadcaster Ralph Kiner became famous for his malapropisms known as “Kinerisms”. He often got people’s names mixed-up, such as calling Gary CarterGary Cooper” or broadcast partner Tim McCarver “Tim MacArthur”. He even referred to himself once as “Ralph Korner”.

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Here are some funny Ralph Kiner quotes.

“We’ll be back after this word from Manufacturers Hangover.”

“Home run hitters drive Cadillacs and singles hitters drive Fords.”

“Cadillacs are down at the end of the bat.”

“The Mets have gotten their leadoff batter on only once this inning.”

“The Hall of Fame ceremonies are on the thirty-first and thirty-second of July.”

“All of his saves have come in relief appearances.”

“This one deep to right and it is way back, going, going, it is gone, no off of the top of the wall.”

“All of the Mets road wins against the Dodgers this year occurred at Dodger Stadium.”

“Solo homers usually come with no one on base.”

Darryl Strawberry has been voted to the Hall of Fame five years in a row.”

“Hello, everybody. Welcome to Kiner’s Corner. This is….uh. I’m…uh”

“The Mets just had their first .500-or-better April since July of 1992.”

“He’s (Bruce Sutter) going to be out of action the rest of his career.”

“Some guys are inwardly outgoing.”

“Sutton lost 13 games in a row without winning a ballgame.”

Tony Gwynn was named player of the year for April.”

“If Casey Stengel were alive today, he’d be spinning in his grave.”

“It’s (Phil Niekro‘s knuckleball) like watching Mario Andretti park a car.”

“The reason the Mets have played so well at Shea this year is they have the best home record in baseball.”

Jose DeLeon on his career has seventy-three wins and one-hundred and five RBIs.”

Kevin McReynolds stops at third and he scores.”

“Now up to bat for the Mets is Gary Cooper.”

“On Fathers Day, we again wish you all happy birthday.”

“There’s a lot of heredity in that family.”

“Two-thirds of the Earth is covered by water. The other third is covered by Garry Maddox.”

“You know what they say about Chicago. If you don’t like the weather, wait fifteen minutes.”

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