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Jim Kaat Baseball

Post by caappy » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:14 am

James Lee "Jim" Kaat (born November 7, 1938), nicknamed "Kitty", is a former American Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher for the Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins (1959–73), Chicago White Sox (1973–75), Philadelphia Phillies (1976–79), New York Yankees (1979–80), and St. Louis Cardinals (1980–83). His 25-year career spanned four decades.
Kaat was an All-Star for three seasons and a Gold Glove winner for sixteen seasons. He was the American League (AL) leader in shutouts (5) in 1962, and the AL leader in wins (25) and complete games (19) in 1966. In addition to his 283 career wins, he has three 20-win seasons.
After a brief stint as a pitching coach for the Cincinnati Reds under former player Pete Rose, he went on to became a sportscaster and for the next 22 years called games for the New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins. Following a brief retirement in 2006, Jim Kaat was back in the broadcast booth calling Pool D for the 2009 World Baseball Classic in Puerto Rico, called games for NESN in 2009 (as a replacement for Jerry Remy), and currently calls games for the MLB Network as of the 2015 season.

3× All Star (1962², 1966, 1975)
World Series champion (1982)
16× Gold Glove Award (1962–1977)
AL wins leader (1966)

Washington Senators / Minnesota Twins (1959–1973)
Chicago White Sox (1973–1975)
Philadelphia Phillies (1976–1979)
New York Yankees (1979–1980)
St. Louis Cardinals (1980–1983)

Sent him 2 photos on 12 Dec and got both back signed on 7 Jan '16

Mr Jim Kaat
161 Stoney Fields Rd.
Manchester Center, VT 05255
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Re: Jim Kaat Baseball

Post by admin » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:47 pm

Hi caappy :)

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Would you have a scan of the envelope and picture you received please?
If so, you are in the run for the $10 gift certificate.

Jim Kaat
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6321 SE Winged Foot Dr
Stuart, FL 34997-8657
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Re: Jim Kaat Baseball

Post by Uncle Sam » Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:39 pm

That's really cool! I loved when he announced Yankee games years ago.
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Re: Jim Kaat Baseball

Post by vjw0307 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:29 am

Great success and a tough one to get TTM.

When I needed him, had to go through a private signing at $30 each.

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