Springfield Sports Hall of Fame

The 27th Annual Springfield Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on April 5th, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza. Tickets, priced at $50, can be reserved by calling Lesa Schaive at 529-0008.


Image result for jim kaat photo2017 Guest Speaker - Jim Kaat

 Jim Kaat, who won 283 games and 16 Gold Gloves during a 25-year Major League Baseball pitching career that spanned four decades, will be the replica watches sale featured speaker at the Springfield Sports Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremonies.

 Kaat, 78, made his big league debut Aug. 2, 1959, with the Washington Senators in 1959. When the franchise moved to Minnesota for the 1961 season, Kaat went along and he pitched for the Twins until 1973, including a complete game victory in Game 2 of the 1965 World Series.

He also pitched for the Chicago White Sox (1973-75), Philadelphia Phillies (1976-79), New York Yankees (1979-80) and St. Louis Cardinals (1980-83). He was a combined 19-16 with a 3.82 ERA in St. Louis, and rolex replica uk appeared in four games in the 1982 World Series against Milwaukee.

Kaat was selected to three All-Star teams and was the American League leader in shutouts (five) in 1962 and the A.L. leader in wins (25) and complete games (19) in 1966. In addition to his 283 career wins, he has three 20-win seasons.

He served as pitching coach for the Cincinnati Reds under Pete Rose, then moved rolex replica sale into the broadcast booth for 22 years, calling games for the Yankees and Twins. He briefly retired from broadcasting in 2006 but came back in 2009 and still works with Bob Costas on MLB Network broadcasts.