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Mets will wear patch to honor Kiner in 2014


PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Mets will honor late broadcaster Ralph Kiner throughout the 2014 season with a commemorative uniform patch on the right sleeve of their jerseys, the team announced Sunday.

The Mets also plan to "celebrate the life and legacy of Kiner" during a pregame ceremony on Opening Day at Citi Field, including a video tribute and the unveiling of a commemorative logo on the left field wall. Kiner's five children will attend and participate in the ceremony.

We will celebrate the life of Ralph Kiner during the 2014 season w/this uniform patch. #OriginalMet pic.twitter.com/xcXc556cCH

- New York Mets (@Mets) February 16, 2014

In addition, the Mets Hall of Fame and Museum will debut a "Kiner's Korner" display dedicated to the broadcaster, with artifacts and memorabilia chronicling his 52-year history with the Mets. The team will also paint a Kiner logo on the grass behind home plate at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie.

Kiner passed away Feb. 6 at the age of 91.

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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