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One Of Baseball's Best Pitchers, Kaat Excels In The Booth, Too

MLB Network

Jim Kaat is one of the rare athletes to achieve greatness on the field and in his second career in the press box.

One of the game’s best broadcasters who currently works for MLB Network, Kaat spent 25 years in the big leagues, pitching in the 50s and the 80s. The southpaw won 283 games with a 3.45 ERA,  won 16 Gold Gloves, appeared in three all-star games, and won a World Series ring with the Cardinals in 1982.

In the last election, he missed the Hall of Fame by just two votes.

Kaat built a reputation as an incisive and honest commentator during a dozen years broadcasting Yankees games, a tenure recounted in his new book If These Walls Could Talk: Stories From the New York Yankees Dugout, Locker Room and Press Box, which is published by Triumph Books.

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