The McDavid Group is proud to welcome former MLB Pro and Announcer, Jim Kaat, to the tournament this year as a guest speaker. Jim, nicknamed “Kitty”, is a former MLB pitcher who played for the Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, and the St. Louis Cardinals.
DHis 25-year career spanned four decades. He was an All-Star for three seasons and a Gold Glove winner for sixteen seasons. He was the American League leader in shutouts (5) in 1962, and the AL leader in wins (25) and complete games (19) in 1966.
In addition to his 283 career wins, he has three 20-win seasons. After a brief stint as a pitching coach for the Cincinnati Reds under former player Pete Rose, he went on to become 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 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 most recently called games for the MLB Network. He has written a best-selling book, Still Pitching, and has started a sports management company, Southpaw Enterprises, Inc.