Pirates to honor Kiner with patch, too

Courtesy of Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets

The Pirates (No. 4) and Mets (microphone) both will remember the late Ralph Kiner with uniform patches this season.PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Mets will not be the only team honoring the late Ralph Kiner with a patch. The Pittsburgh Pirates announced plans Monday to remember Kiner with a No. 4 patch on their jerseys this season.

The Hall of Famer played eight of his 10 big-league seasons with the Pirates.

Kiner died Feb. 6 at age 91.

The Mets will have a pregame ceremony in Kiner's honor on Opening Day and will display their commemorative logo on the left-field wall at Citi Field throughout the season. Kiner's children -- Michael, Scott, K.C., Tracee and Kimberlee -- are due to attend the March 31 ceremony.