Down on the Korner

Ralph Kiner and Kiner's Korner

Foreword by Tim McCarver
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About The Book

One of the staples of the long and storied history of baseball on television is the “postgame show,” and none was more beloved than Kiner’s Korner. From the early 1960s into the 1990s, Hall of Famer and iconic broadcaster Ralph Kiner hosted the show that brought players into the homes of fans across the nation.

From the host, to the set, to the guests, to the stories amassed over more than thirty-two years on the air, Down on the Korner takes the reader behind the scenes. Authors Mark Rosenman and Howie Karpin gather insight from baseball greats like Ed Charles, Ron Darling, Pete Falcone, “Doc” Gooden, Keith Hernandez, Tim Harkness, Ron Hunt, Howard Johnson, Darryl Strawberry, Bobby Valentine, and many more. People who worked behind the scenes provide memorable moments of their own—like the time producer Jack Simon joined Jerry Koosman to play a practical joke on Hall of Famer and legendary Met Tom Seaver.

Throughout his career as a player and broadcaster, Ralph Kiner was adored by millions of fans. His postgame show only strengthened that bond. Down on the Korner will give readers a wonderful ride down sports’ memory lane—an enjoyable journey for any baseball enthusiast.

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About The Authors

Mark Rosenman has been covering sports in New York for almost forty years. He is currently the host and producer of Sports-Talk-NY on WLIE 540 AM. He is credentialed with the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball and covers the New York Rangers and New York Mets. With Howie Karpin, he is the co-author of Shoot to Thrill and Down on the Korner.

Howie Karpin has been a sports journalist for nearly forty years. He is an accredited official scorer in New York for Major League Baseball, is an on-air update anchor for Sirius XM Sports, and has authored or coauthored eight books, including, with Mark Rosenman, Down on the Korner.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Carrel Books (April 19, 2016)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781631440434
  • Ages: 12 - 99

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Raves and Reviews

"There are plenty of nuggets to be mined in an oral history featuring the best of the 65 to 70 players the authors interviewed about their Kiner’s Korner memories. What comes through is how much respect the players had for Kiner, and how much reverence some had for the show itself, especially those who grew up with it in the New York area." —Newsday

“A fun book. . . . It was rare and fun to see guys talking about the game in detail, and Karpin and Rosenman do a great job recapturing that experience.” --Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog

"There are plenty of nuggets to be mined in an oral history featuring the best of the 65 to 70 players the authors interviewed about their Kiner’s Korner memories. What comes through is how much respect the players had for Kiner, and how much reverence some had for the show itself, especially those who grew up with it in the New York area." —Newsday

“A fun book. . . . It was rare and fun to see guys talking about the game in detail, and Karpin and Rosenman do a great job recapturing that experience.” --Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog

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