"Ralph, my name is McCarver."
"What did I say?" Kiner said.
"Well," Kiner said, "that was pretty close."
Kiner and McCarver joked about the MacArthur reference throughout the game, which ended in a Mets defeat. "General MacArthur once said, 'Chance favors a prepared man,' " McCarver said during the wrap-up, "and the Mets just weren't prepared tonight." To which Kiner replied, " Douglas MacArthur also said, 'I shall return,' and we'll be right back after this commercial."
So, is it Kiner or Coleman for the By Saam Award? Lifetime, Coleman wins, hands up, sliding across the plate with a standup inside-the-park homer. But Kiner has had a few beauts recently: " Scott Sanderson was traded from Montreal on Pearl Harbor Day, June 7, 1983."..."Rounding third is Mel Ott [the runner was in fact Milt May, whom Ralph was confusing with Ed Ott]." Give him a few more years, and he may just Kiner the market.