MLB Network analyst Jim Kaat has been scheduled to appear as the speaker for the 27th Annual Springfield Sports Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremonies that are happening on April 5th. The event begins at 7 p.m. and tickets cost $50, which can only be purchased by calling the venue. It is anticipated to be one of the great functions happening in the area this spring, so be sure to reserve your seats as soon as possible. The Hall of Fame induction itself will also include two individual state champions, a championship team, two high school basketball coaches, a former boxer and two people who greatly impacted many young athletes.
The Michigan native has had just about every kind of experience a person who is interested in sports could ever want. As a player, he pitched for 24 years on the Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees and finally, the St. Louis Cardinals. After retirement from baseball, he briefly served as a coach and manager for the Cincinnati Reds in 1984. In addition to that, Kaat has worked as a sports analyst and broadcaster in his post-athletic career with such networks as ESPN, the MSG Network, CBS, and even for NBC to cover the 1988 Summer Olympic games. The three-time All Star Player has won numerous awards for his media work and also became a color commentator for the MLB network’s show “Thursday Night Baseball” since 2009.
Kaat will be in Springfield this spring to help celebrate this year’s annual Springfield Sports Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction winners, as well as give a talk on important subjects. This will be a great chance for people to enjoy the occasion and meet with one of their former favorite baseball players.
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Watch Jim Kaat Speaking about his Baseball Career: