“The sun is shining, the sky is blue, it’s a beautiful day for baseball!” Can you hear longtime Mets broadcaster Bob Murphy’s voice in your head? His enthusiasm and affection during ups and downs endeared him with Mets fans just as his partner Ralph Kiner’s genuine charm won the respect of the sports world. Both announcers joined the Mets in 1962 for the inaugural season and celebrated over 50 years together on the job. More than 30,000 fans took home one of these commemorative treasures in 2003. Murphy retired after that season, but Kiner kept at it until 2013.
( C ) New York Mets (photo by Heritage Werks)