Once an established pitcher and now a respected broadcaster, Jim Kaat has been one of baseball’s finest representatives.

Soon after his 25-year playing career ended, Kaat seamlessly transitioned from sporting a glove to using a microphone. He’s been a lead color analyst on MLB Network since 2009. But from 1995-2006, he did local broadcasts for the New York Yankees.

Those years, plus his stint in pinstripes as a player, make up most of the stories found in his new book, If These Walls Could Talk: New York Yankees.

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About The Author

Brian Wright

With more than a decade’s worth of sports journalism experience, Brian Wright has been featured on Bleacher Report, SB Nation, and The Washington Examiner. In addition to his hosting duties, Brian is the Lead MLB Writer for The Sports Daily, a contributor by way of other freelance work, and a staff writer with the Stafford County Sun (VA). He has conducted several in-depth interviews, outside of this show, with such notables as Don Sutton, Jim Palmer, Cal Ripken, Jr., and Ray Knight. Brian is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), a member of the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) and would be the unofficial Washington D.C. bureau chief of the New York Mets fan club (if there was such a thing).

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