The angel speaks to the teams grumpy manager and the Pirates start to win & eventually take the NL pennant. The story becomes national news, covered by a pretty female reporter, played by Janet Leigh.
Footage of #4, slugger Ralph Kiner blasting a HR & rounding the bases is seen in the film. Through the years, people knew Ralph as the legendary Mets announcer known for his malapropisms. But most people don't know how popular & kool Kiner was in his playing days. Especially with the ladies, beautiful & famous ladies at that.
First off, Kiner led the major leagues in HRs, a record six straight years. He also led the N.L. a record seven times. If he had played in New York on an actual winning team, he'd be bigger than that Ruth character.
That said, Kiner was an All Star on a last place team. The now legendary old story goes, when Kiner asked Pirates GM; ranch Rickey for a raise. Rickey told him " What place did we come in last year Ralph?". When Ralph replied last, Rickey said "We could have finished last without you & your home runs".
|Ralph with Janet Leigh|
During the filming of "Angels In The Outfield" Ralph Kiner met the beautiful actress; Janet Leigh by the batting cage. The suave, kool Mr. Kiner & the lovely Ms. Leigh soon became an item. Janet eventually married Tony Curtis, and is the mother of Jamie Lee Curtis & Kelly Curtis.
Rumors have it that soon, Kiner would have romantic liaisons with suck beauties as Ava Gardner, Jane Russell & even Marilyn Monroe. You go Ralph.
|the lovely Eva Gardner|
|Marilyn Monroe & Jane Russell|
|Kiner & Liz Taylor|
|Ralph & Nancy Chaffe Kiner|
He would be neighbors with Lucille Ball & Desi Arnez. Kiner continued long friendships with Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Paul Hogan & Frank Sinatra to name a few celebs.
|Kiner with Esther Williams|