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Encyclopedia > Jim Kaat
Pitcher Jim Kaat
Pitcher Jim Kaat

James Lee Kaat (born November 7, 1938 in Zeeland, Michigan), nicknamed "Kitty", is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Washington Senators (I)/Minnesota Twins (1959-1973), Chicago White Sox (1973-1975), Philadelphia Phillies (1976-1979), New York Yankees (1979-1980), and St. Louis Cardinals (1980-1983). Pitcher Jim Kaat Image from Hanthorn. ... Pitcher Jim Kaat Image from Hanthorn. ... November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the town of Zeeland in North Dakota, see Zeeland, North Dakota. ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... The Minnesota Twins are a Major League Baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... * Division notes: In 1981, the Phillies finished with the best record in the Eastern Division prior to stoppage of play in the middle of the season due to the players strike, which forced the season to be split into two halves. ... The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... * World Champion notes: St. ...


In 1966, he was named the American League Pitcher of the Year by The Sporting News, but the National League's Sandy Koufax won the Cy Young Award by a unanimous vote; it was the last year in which only one award was given for both leagues. Kaat was primarily a starting pitcher until 1979, when he became a relief pitcher. See also: 1965 in sports, 1967 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - David Pearson Indianapolis 500 - Graham Hill USAC Racing - Mario Andretti won the season championship Formula One Championship - Australia 24 hours of Le... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper, currently affiliated with the Fox network. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... Sanford Sandy Koufax (born Sanford Braun on December 30, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1955 to 1966. ... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of a game. ... See also: 1978 in sports, 1980 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 CART Racing (replaced USAC): Rick Mears won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Champion - South Africa 24... A relief pitcher warms up in the bullpen as the game goes on A relief pitcher or reliever is a baseball or softball pitcher who enters the game after the starting pitcher is removed due to injury, ineffectiveness or fatigue. ...


Over Kaat's 25 years in the majors, he was an All-Star three times (1962, 1966, 1975), and won the Gold Glove Award for defensive skill a record 16 consecutive times (1960-75). With the Cardinals in 1982, Kaat earned his only World Series ring working out of the bullpen. The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. ... See also: 1961 in sports, other events of 1962, 1963 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Fireball Roberts won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Joe Weatherly Indianapolis 500 - Rodger Ward USAC Racing - Rodger Ward won the season championship Formula One Championship - Graham... See also: 1965 in sports, 1967 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - David Pearson Indianapolis 500 - Graham Hill USAC Racing - Mario Andretti won the season championship Formula One Championship - Australia 24 hours of Le... See also: 1974 in sports, 1976 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Benny Parsons won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Unser USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One Championship - Austria 24 hours of... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... See also: 1981 in sports, 1983 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Rick Mears won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Gordon Johncock Formula One Champion - Finland 24 hours of Le... The 1982 World Series matched the St. ... While the game goes on, a relief pitcher warms up in the bullpen, beyond the outfield fence In baseball, the bullpen is the area where pitchers warm-up before entering a game. ...


Kaat has also had a successful career as a broadcaster after retiring from baseball. From 1990-1993, Kaat served as an analyst for CBS television; Kaat covered three World Series Trophy presentations for CBS (1990-1992). In 1995, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for "On Camera Achievement". Also in 1995, Kaat called the American League playoffs with Brent Musburger for ABC. In addition, he was on the team which won the "Outstanding Live Sports Coverage - Single Program" New York Emmy for covering Dwight Gooden's no-hitter and David Wells' perfect game. He is currently an announcer for Yankees games on the YES Network. Baseball is popular in the Americas and East Asia. ... CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) is a major television network and radio broadcaster in the United States. ... Categories: Baseball stubs ... This is a list of television-related events in 1995. ... An Emmy Award. ... Brent Woody Musburger (born May 26, 1939 in Portland, Oregon) is an American sportscaster. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... Dwight Gooden Dwight Eugene Gooden (born November 16, 1964 in Tampa, Florida), a. ... In baseball and softball, a no-hit game (more commonly known as a no-hitter) refers to a contest in which one of the teams has prevented the other from getting an official hit during the entire length of the game, which must be at least 9 innings by the... David Lee Wells (born May 20, 1963 in Torrance, California) is a Major League Baseball player who has been one of the games top left-handed pitchers for the past several years. ... Since 1991, a perfect game has been defined by Major League Baseball as a game in which a pitcher pitches a complete game victory that lasts a minimum of nine innings and in which no opposition player reaches first base. ... YES Network ID, 2002. ...


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Jim Kaat (233 words)
James Lee Kaat (born November 7, 1938 in Zeeland, Michigan), nicknamed "Kitty", is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Washington Senators (1959-1960), Minnesota Twins (1961-1973), Chicago White Sox (1973-1975), Philadelphia Phillies (1976-1979), New York Yankees (1979-1980), and St.
Kaat was primarily a starting pitcher until 1979, when he became a relief pitcher.
Over Kaat's 25 years in the majors, he was an All-Star three times (1962, 1966, 1975), and won the Gold Glove Award for defensive skill a record 16 consecutive times (1960-75).
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