Still Pitching: Musings from the Mound and the Microphone [NOOK Book]

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He pitched to Ted Williams and Tony Gwynn. His career spanned three commissioners, four decades and five times in six cities. Before he becomes elected to the baseball Hall of Fame, learn about the fascinating career of one of the most unheralded hurlers.
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Overview


He pitched to Ted Williams and Tony Gwynn. His career spanned three commissioners, four decades and five times in six cities. Before he becomes elected to the baseball Hall of Fame, learn about the fascinating career of one of the most unheralded hurlers.
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Editorial Reviews

The New York Times
Kaat's acute knowledge shows in his candid yet politic analysis of the players he faced and the bosses for whom he has worked, including Pete Rose, for whom he served as a pitching coach, and his current boss, George Steinbrenner. If the book lacks spice -- there is no brawling, boozing or tale-telling -- that speaks as much to his good nature as to his commitment to the game. — Diane Cole
Library Journal
Kaat pitched for 24 years in the major leagues and holds the record for the most gold gloves (16) won by a pitcher. His lifetime statistics are quite admirable, but he remains on the bubble for the Hall of Fame. He has since become a well-known announcer for the Yankees. Here he tells the secrets behind his durability and offers plenty of insights on how baseball has evolved. Sports fans in New York and Minnesota (Kaat is a Minnesota Twin legend) will especially enjoy. Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781623681616
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 482,867
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author


Jim Kaat is the Game Analyst for New York Yankees games on the YES Network and WCBS-TV. After 20 years as a television analyst, Kaat has proven himself to be as good at his second profession as he was on the pitcher's mound. He was a member of the broadcast team that won the New York Emmy Awards in 1996 and 1998, respectively, for "Outstanding Live Sports Coverage-Single Program" for the coverage of Dwight Gooden's no-hitter and David Wells' perfect game. Kaat has covered all the primary events in baseball including: the 1988 Olympic baseball games (NBC), the College World Series (ESPN) and Major League Baseball playoffs (ESPN). During his 25-year pitching career (1957-83), Kaat was a member of six divisional champions, two pennant winners and the 1982 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals. He was also the president of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. Kaat covers about 85 games a year for the Yankees and in his free time plays golf and enjoys horse racing. He and his wife live in Stuart, Florida. Phil Pepe is the author of 38 books on sports, including collaborations with Yankee legends Mickey Mantle, Billy Martin and Whitey Ford (Few and Chosen: Defining Yankee Greatness Across the Eras). His other book also released in spring 2003 by Triumph Books—Few and Chosen: Defining Cardinals Greatness Across the Eras with—Tim McCarver, the former St. Louis catcher ranks the five best players in the history of the franchise at each position. Pepe was the Yankees beat writer for the New York Daily News from 1968-1981, and is a former president of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2003

    Why is he not in the Hall of Fame??

    Jim Kaat has had an amazing career. He has records that members of the Hall wished they had. If you enjoy the Yankees and consider yourself a Yankee fan--you must read this book.He is part of the tradition they call the NY Yankees.

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