Jim Kaat is a remarkable person; 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). Upon retirement, he served a short stint with the Cincinnati Reds as the club’s pitching coach. When Pete Rose took over in 1984 as the Reds’ player/manager, he made good on a promise to Kaat, his former Philadelphia Phillies teammate, and hired the former hurler for his coaching staff. Kaat would coach part of the 1984 season and all of 1985, a year in which he guided Cincinnati rookie Tom Browning to a 20–9 record. “At least I can say I had a 20-game winner every year I coached”, Kaat used to joke. If you want the great broadcasters for a speaking engagement or endorsement, PGS is ready to work for you. We can take care of the Jim Kaat’s speaker negotiations and our expertise can save you time and money.
**Jim Kaat Speaker**
After a brief stint as a pitching coach for the Cincinnati Reds under Pete Rose, he then became a sportscaster for MSG Network and the YES Network for the next 22 years. He restarted broadcasting as an analyst for Home Team Sports during the 1981 Baseball Strike. He later served as the chief baseball correspondent for Good Morning America from 1984–85, including the World Series. 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 is currently under contract with the MLB Network through the 2010 season. As stated during the broadcast of the seventh game of the 1965 World Series on NBC television, Mr. Kaat was a broadcaster on local radio in Minnesota. So the list of possible Jim Kaat speaker topics extends well beyond just the normal sports stories. A Jim Kaat speaker appearance will enhance any event.
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He continues to write a weekly Kaat’s Korner blog for the YES Network and his own baseball blog for his website at JimKaat.com. He has written a best-selling book, Still Pitching, and has started a sports management company, Southpaw Enterprises, Inc., solely representing pitchers. Jim Kaat appearance at your event or function is sure to be a hit with sports fans and non-sports fans alike. PGS can help secure a Kaat appearance.
**Jim Kaat Endorsement**
For an endorsement of his speaking talents, you only need to look from 1997 – 2005; Kaat won 7 Emmy Awards for excellence in sports broadcasting. No matter what product or service you offer, a Jim Kaat endorsement is sure to help.
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