A nice recap of Kiner in the Times. I remember* all of these.
He once called George Foster, the Mets outfielder, George Strawberry. And Doug Sisk, a Mets reliever, was tied with Darryl Strawberry for the league lead in runs batted in, Kiner said.Kiner also confused catcher Gary Carter with the actor Gary Cooper. He referred to his fellow broadcasters Tim McCarver and Gary Cohen as Tim MacArthur and David Cone. On one occasion, he said, “It’s Father’s Day today at Shea, so to all you fathers out there, happy birthday.”
*: I think I remember the Father’s Day story, but maybe that happened in 1967 and I have just heard the story a million times. But Gary Cooper and Tim MacArthur etc..oh yeah.
I still hope to interview Kiner about dating tips. This knowledge needs to be passed along to future generations.