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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