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Jim KaatHigh Level: MLB Stat Years: 1957-1983 MLB Years: 1959-1983
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World Series Champion

PositionsP-898, DH-1Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJames Lee Kaat
Height6-4Weight217BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateNovember 7,1938 [79.104]PlaceZeeland,Michigan
High SchoolZeeland (Zeeland,MI)
CollegeHope College (Holland,MI)
MLB DebutAugust 2,1959 [20.268]
OrganizationsMIN [13] PHI [4] SLN [4] WS1 [4] CHA [3] NYA [2] Awards18Awards Voting4-97
TBC Player ID13531Retrosheet IDkaatj101MLBAM ID116803
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts37Walks82Hittable36SO/BB70vsPower36Hitting52Durability77Team.525Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1957nullD--Rel18563.7014014000073.0654530035950001.378.01--4.3211.712.71.455-
1958nullRk--Rel191692.99390390000223.01891087401182450001.387.63--4.769.892.08.640-
1959nullAA--Rel208816.1524024000034.012671610731320005.8533.35--19.3234.941.81.500-
1959Washington Senators IALMLBws121S/R200212.6032100005.07971420022.2012.601.807.203.600.50.0007.94
1960nullAAA--Rel217103.82300300000146.015480620511060001.409.49--3.146.532.08.412-
1960Washington Senators IALMLBws121,36S/R21155.581394002050.0483931831252051.588.641.445.584.500.81.1675.77
1961Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36ST229173.90362978130200.2188105871282122101111.358.430.543.685.471.49.3463.53
1962Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36ST2318143.143935416521269.0243106942375173130181.188.130.772.515.792.31.5633.48
1963Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36ST2410104.19312747111178.0195968324381056091.319.841.211.925.302.76.5003.84
1964Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36ST2517113.223634213011243.023110087236017113191.208.560.852.226.332.85.6073.28
1965Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36ST2618112.83454237222264.02671218325631543051.259.090.852.155.242.44.6213.35
1966Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36ST2725132.754141019300304.227111493295520512031.078.010.861.626.063.73.6583.02
1967Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36ST2816133.044238413210263.02691108921422119191.189.190.721.447.215.02.5522.55
1968Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36ST2914122.94302919200208.0192786816401305031.128.310.691.735.633.25.5382.76
1969Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36ST3014133.494032810041242.02521149423751399091.359.360.852.795.161.85.5193.64
1970Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36ST3114103.564534114130230.024411091265812011031.319.531.022.274.692.07.5833.86
1971Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36ST3213143.323938115400260.02751049616471378061.249.510.551.624.742.91.4812.81
1972Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36ST331022.06151505000113.0943626620642001.017.460.481.595.083.20.8332.49
1973Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36ST3411124.41292817210181.2206101892639933041.3510.211.291.934.612.38.4784.11
1973Chicago White SoxALMLBcha36ST34414.22770310042.244232044160001.129.280.840.843.374.00.8003.32
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha36ST3521132.924239315300277.02631069018631424061.188.530.582.044.612.25.6183.14
1975Chicago White SoxALMLBcha36ST3620143.114341212110303.232112110520771420291.319.510.592.284.211.84.5883.36
1976Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi39ST3712143.48383537110227.224195882132831001.209.530.831.273.282.59.4623.52
1977Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi39ST386115.39352782030160.0211100962040552021.5711.841.122.253.091.38.3534.46
1978Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi39ST39854.10262422100140.01506764932485051.309.620.582.053.081.50.6153.53
1979Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi39S/R40104.3231200208.09441520001.689.721.085.402.160.401.0005.61
1979New York YankeesALMLBnya36Rel40233.86401390013258.0642925414232021.349.870.622.163.551.64.4003.66
1980New York YankeesALMLBnya36Rel41017.2040400305.08540411002.4014.40--7.201.800.25.0004.75
1980St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36S/R41873.8249143561224129.21406155633363101.339.720.422.292.501.09.5333.56
1981St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36Rel42663.40411400016453.060252021782001.4510.190.342.891.360.47.5003.75
1982St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36Rel43534.08622600012275.0794034623352021.369.480.722.764.201.52.6253.82
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36Rel44003.8924024009034.2481915510190001.6712.461.302.604.931.90-4.40
D Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter563.7014014000073.0654530035950001.378.01--4.3211.712.71.455-
MLB Totals - 25 Season(s)Filter2832373.4589862527318031102184523.04620203817383951083246112861221.269.180.782.154.892.27.5440.84
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter31274.40930930000403.046925919702424830001.7610.47--5.4010.792.00.534-
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter7103.82300300000146.015480620511060001.409.49--3.146.532.08.412-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter8816.1524024000034.012671610731320005.8533.35--19.3234.941.81.500-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1692.99390390000223.01891087401182450001.387.63--4.769.892.08.640-
Minnesota Twins Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter1891523.2846842246133231862956.129271295108027069418241043891.228.900.822.115.552.63.554-
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter19163.8217617159615910291.03271451241983987121.4010.070.582.563.021.18.543-
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter27304.23102871511260535.2611266252511091888071.3410.250.861.833.151.72.474-
Chicago White Sox Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter45283.109287530510622.26282502154214430042151.249.060.612.084.332.08.616-
New York Yankees Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter244.12441430016263.0723429418243021.4210.230.572.563.411.33.333-
Washington Senators I Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter176.2216115002055.0554838935272071.649.001.475.734.420.77.125-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings14123.454430149251220.0224998419531206061.269.180.782.154.892.27.5380.84
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings17154.40510510000220.025614110801322640001.7610.47--5.4010.792.00.531-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1959Washington Senators IALMLBws121p2031000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1960Washington Senators IALMLBws121,36p211314020000000600000.143.143.143.2862014.250.000.000.1290.0042.860.000.000.000.00
1961Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36p224763101531010041313002.238.294.317.61120471.300.079.143.2795.6318.313.250.000.0026.67
1962Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36p2348100918311100084000100.180.239.260.499265109.283.080.160.2297.3436.705.000.92100.0027.78
1963Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36p2436612810180021921001.131.185.197.38212266.171.066.098.1793.0328.799.501.5261.0025.00
1964Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36p25468311141031100113103101.169.263.289.55224498.220.120.253.25611.2231.632.823.0627.6728.57
1965Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36p26569362340192032903201.247.265.323.588305101.338.076.129.2612.9728.719.670.9993.0021.74
1966Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36p27471181223212130054101001.195.228.280.508335124.280.085.127.2284.0333.068.201.6159.0021.74
1967Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36p28459971731140072601002.172.226.253.479255107.222.081.152.2226.5424.303.710.9399.0029.41
1968Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36p29367771230050021800002.156.177.195.37215379.203.039.065.1722.5322.789.000.000.0025.00
1969Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36p304387818802100042012100.207.247.368.615321095.242.161.207.2774.2121.055.002.1143.5055.56
1970Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36p315676171510180062014112.197.262.250.51219288.250.053.132.2356.8222.733.331.1476.0013.33
1971Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36p32549361530052021607000.161.179.194.373183102.195.033.075.1721.9615.698.000.000.0020.00
1972Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36p33244531330240111601000.289.304.489.79322547.407.200.200.3602.1334.0416.004.2622.5038.46
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha36p35421000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1976Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi39p37427941431180022401100.177.195.278.47322583.236.101.127.2162.4128.9212.001.2079.0035.71
1977Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi39p38365341030020021201001.189.218.245.46313356.244.056.094.2103.5721.436.000.000.0030.00
1978Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi39p3926484710040001511001.146.163.167.3308150.212.021.021.1540.0030.000.000.000.0014.29
1979Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi39p4031000000000110000.000.500.000.500002.000.000.000.3710.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1980St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36p4149354510121021304000.143.189.257.4469241.190.114.200.2054.8831.716.502.4435.0040.00
1981St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36p42418231002001000000.375.444.500.944419.375.125.250.42911.110.000.000.000.0033.33
1982St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36p436212000000001400000.000.077.000.0770013.000.000.083.0547.6930.774.000.000.000.00
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36p44244000000000201000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 24 Season(s)Filter91012511172324451610651633677347114.185.227.267.494334651362.247.082.135.0004.6326.955.831.1778.1928.02
Minnesota Twins Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter56999599191354148841552895266112.192.237.277.514276531087.254.085.144.0005.0626.595.251.2971.0727.75
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1071811231711140045223102.171.197.238.435439191.233.067.088.0002.0927.2313.000.52181.0029.03
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter176596820141041905000.136.190.220.41013368.179.084.169.0005.8827.944.751.4759.0037.50
Washington Senators I Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1615020000000700000.133.133.133.2662015.250.000.000.0000.0046.670.000.000.000.00
Chicago White Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter421000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16222321418131910116516102.185.227.267.4945912242.247.082.135.0004.6326.955.831.1778.1928.02

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1959Washington Senators IALMLBws120P3-5-1--111.0000.330.20-----3100.01.9
1960Washington Senators IALMLBws121P13-50-11-111111.0000.850.22-----13100.08.4
1961Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin22P36-2001941286260.9681.670.30-----4776.622.5
1962Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin23P39-2691672369188.9672.260.33-----4881.324.1
1963Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin24P31-1781943156362.9842.000.35-----3686.119.3
1964Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin25P36-2431648566964.9281.780.26-----4678.322.2
1965Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26P45-2641564638579.9291.760.30-----5680.427.8
1966Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27P41-3041946356865.9561.590.21-----4787.225.3
1967Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28P42-26313463-6259.9521.400.22-----4593.325.9
1968Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29P30-20810311-4241.9761.370.20-----3683.318.5
1969Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin30P40-242929844638.8260.950.16-----4393.024.7
1970Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin31P45-2301543456258.9351.290.25-----5680.427.8
1971Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin32P39-2601341145554.9821.380.21-----5472.224.4
1972Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin33P15-1135192-2624.9231.600.216366.7-2462.59.7
1973Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34DH1---------------313.20.6
1973Chicago White SoxALMLBcha34P7-4214--551.0000.710.121150.0-7100.04.3
1973Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34P29-181922123231.9691.070.1715383.313193.517.9
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha35P42-2771433234947.9591.120.17-----42100.026.3
1975Chicago White SoxALMLBcha36P43-3031539125554.9821.260.18-----43100.026.7
1976Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi37P38-2271819233937.9490.970.16-----4290.523.5
1977Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi38P35-160719312926.8970.740.16-----3697.221.6
1978Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi39P26-140515-420201.0000.770.14-----26100.016.0
1979New York YankeesALMLBnya40P40-58551-1110.9090.250.17-----40100.025.0
1979Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi40P3-8-1--111.0000.330.13-----3100.01.9
1980St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln41P49-129416112120.9520.410.16-----49100.030.2
1980New York YankeesALMLBnya41P4-5131154.8001.000.80-----4100.02.5
1981St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln42P41-53413211917.8950.410.32-----41100.040.2
1982St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln43P62-758142-2422.9170.350.29-----62100.038.3
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln44P24-34261-98.8890.330.24-----24100.014.8
MLB Totals for P - 25 season(s)-   P898-4521262744566510621006.9471.120.2222775.918980.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH1---------------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1959Washington Senators IALMLBws1203----------
1960Washington Senators IALMLBws12113----------
1961Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2236----------
1962Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2339----------
1963Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2431----------
1964Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2536----------
1965Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2645----------
1966Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2741----------
1967Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2842----------
1968Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2930----------
1969Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin3040----------
1970Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin3145----------
1971Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin3239----------
1972Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin3315----------
1973Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin3429---------1
1973Chicago White SoxALMLBcha347----------
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3542----------
1975Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3643----------
1976Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi3738----------
1977Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi3835----------
1978Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi3926----------
1979New York YankeesALMLBnya4040----------
1979Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi403----------
1980St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln4149----------
1980New York YankeesALMLBnya414----------
1981St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln4241----------
1982St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln4362----------
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln4424----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1965Minnesota TwinsWorld SeriesMLB26123.7731014.11862601.4211.300.001.263.773.000.00.333
1970Minnesota TwinsChamp. SeriesMLB31019.001002.0622104.0027.000.009.004.500.500.00.000
1976Philadelphia PhilliesChamp. SeriesMLB37003.001006.0222100.673.000.003.001.500.500.00.000
1982St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB43003.864002.1412202.8615.430.007.717.711.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs014.5020200008.0804042001.509.000.004.502.250.500.00.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs123.78707100016.72207048001.5611.880.002.164.322.000.00.333

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1965Minnesota TwinsWorld SeriesMLB2636010002000500000.167.167.167.3341061.000.000.0000.0083.330.000.000.000.00
1970Minnesota TwinsChamp. SeriesMLB3111000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1976Philadelphia PhilliesChamp. SeriesMLB3712010000000000000.500.500.5001.000102.500.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs23010000000000000.333.333.333.666103.333.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs36010002000500000.167.167.167.3341061.000.000.0000.0083.330.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1984Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin45Pitching Coach1627092.43222.05Vern Rapp,Pete Rose
1985Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin46Pitching Coach1618972.5535.52Pete Rose
1986New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya47Broadcaster1629072.5565.52Lou Piniella
1988Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin49Broadcaster1629171.56213.02Tom Kelly
1989Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin50Broadcaster1628082.49419.05Tom Kelly
1990Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin51Broadcaster1627488.45729.07Tom Kelly
1991Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin52Broadcaster1629567.586--1Tom KellyWon World Series (Braves)
1992Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin53Broadcaster1629072.5566.02Tom Kelly
1993Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin54Broadcaster1627191.43823.06Tom Kelly
1995New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya56Broadcaster1447965.5497.02Buck ShowalterLost in 1st Round (Mariners)
1996New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya57Broadcaster1629270.568--1Joe TorreWon World Series (Braves)
1997New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya58Broadcaster1629666.5932.02Joe TorreLost in 1st Round (Indians)
1998New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya59Broadcaster16211448.704--1Joe TorreWon World Series (Padres)
1999New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya60Broadcaster1629864.605--3Joe TorreWon World Series (Braves)
2000New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya61Broadcaster1618774.540--1Joe TorreWon World Series (Mets)
2001New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya62Broadcaster1609565.594--1Joe TorreLost World Series (Diamondbacks)
2002New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya63Broadcaster16110358.640--1Joe TorreLost in 1st Round (Angels)
2003New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya64Broadcaster16210161.623--1Joe TorreLost World Series (Marlins)
2004New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya65Broadcaster16210161.623--1Joe TorreLost ALCS (Red Sox)
2005New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya66Broadcaster1629567.586--2Joe TorreLost ALDS (Angels)
2006New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya67Broadcaster1629765.599--1Joe TorreLost ALDS (Tigers)
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [18]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1962American League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1
1963American League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1
1964American League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1
1965American League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1
1966American League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1
1967American League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1
1968American League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1
1969American League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1
1970American League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1
1971American League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1
1972American League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1
1973American League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1
1974American League Player of the Week (September 16-September 22) ... American League Gold Glove (Pitcher)2
1975American League Player of the Week (May 5-May 11) ... American League Gold Glove (Pitcher)2
1976National League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1
1977National League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
1983-07-06Released by Cardinals. 
1980-04-30Purchased by Cardinals from Yankees. 
1980-04-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
1979-11-01Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1979-05-11Purchased by Yankees from Phillies. 
1975-12-10TradeTraded by White Sox with Mike Buskey to Phillies for Alan Bannister, Roy Thomas and Dick Ruthven. 
1973-08-15Claimed on waivers by White Sox from Twins. 
1957-06-17ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Senators. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.