Wednesday, December 3, 2014

2015 Golden Era HOF Ballot: Jim Kaat

Last, but not least, my Golden Era Ballot pick for the HOF is Jim Kaat, who played 25 seasons in the majors for 6 different teams.  During his career, Kaat has led his league in Wins, Complete Games, Shutouts, Games Started, and Innings Pitched.  Kaat has 16 Gold Glove awards and 3 All-Star appearances.  His career statistics in the pitching triple crown categories are 283 Wins, 3.45 ERA, and 2461 Strikeouts in over 4530 Innings Pitched.  Kaat made it to the World Series for the 1st time in 1965 with the Minnesota Twins, where he started 3 games with a 3.77 ERA in 14.1 innings pitched.  He pitched in the '70 ALCS with the Twins and '76 NLCS with the Phillies.  Kaat won his 1st World Series in 1982 with the Cardinals, where he pitched in 4 different games with a 3.86 ERA.  Here are all of my regular-issue Jim Kaat cards: 
 
1960 Topps
 

1962 Topps

1966 Topps


1968 Topps


1969 Topps


1970 Topps


1971 Topps


1972 Topps


1973 Topps


1974 Topps


1975 Topps


1976 Topps

 
1976 Topps Traded
 

1977 Topps

 
1978 Topps
 

1979 Topps


1980 Topps


1981 Topps


1982 Topps


1983 Topps


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