James Lee "Jim" Kaat, nicknamed "Kitty", is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, and St. Louis Cardinals. His career spanned four decades.
After a brief stint as a pitching coach for the Cincinnati Reds under Pete Rose, he went on to became a sportscaster and for the next 22 years called games for the New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins. 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, and currently calls games for the MLB Network as of the 2012 season.
He has written a best-selling book, Still Pitching, and has started a sports management company, Southpaw Enterprises, Inc., solely representing pitchers.