Rancho Mirage home of baseball great Ralph Kiner lists for sale

Desert home of baseball great Ralph Kiner lists for sale

A Rancho Mirage home formerly owned by Ralph Kiner, the late Hall of Fame baseball player and New York Mets broadcaster, has come to market in Rancho Mirage for $789,900.

The desert dwelling, with valley and mountain views, features a four-bedroom main residence, a guest casita and a pool on about a quarter of an acre in the Thunderbird Villa community. Built in 1972, the home includes a living room with a fireplace, an updated kitchen and a bonus room/den.

Sliding glass doors open to landscaped grounds containing a covered patio, citrus trees and a pool and spa, set off by sweeping views.

Kiner purchased the home in 2012 for $587,000, records show. Julie Picking of Miraleste Co. is the listing agent.

In addition to the Rancho Mirage property, a Palm Beach, Fla., residence formerly owned by Kiner and his fourth wife, Ann Benisch, currently lists for sale at $6.2 million. Found within the L’Ermitage building, the waterway-facing unit has three full bedrooms and four full bathrooms in 3,545 square feet of living space.

Lawrence Moens of Lawrence A. Moens Associates is the listing agent.

Kiner, who passed away in February, hit 369 home runs in 10 major league seasons, most of which was spent with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He joined the Mets broadcasting booth for its inaugural season in 1962 and announced games for the team for more than half a century.

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