Monday, April 22, 2019

Box Score of the Week

If you watched any of the Twins-Orioles series on Fox Sports North this past weekend, you had the opportunity to hear the musings of Jim Kaat, who had a terrific 25-year career as an MLB pitcher. He has been equally outstanding as a broadcaster for 30+ seasons.

With that in mind, let's take a look at a 1972 game featuring Kaat and his Minnesota Twins taking on the Chicago White Sox.

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Kaat injured his pitching had while sliding into second base in the top of the 6th inning. Despite that, he proceeded to retire the next six batters he faced before running into trouble in the eighth inning. 

The Twins hung on for the win, giving Kaat his 10th victory less than half way through the '72 season. Unfortunately, it was learned after the game that Kaat had actually broke his left hand which meant he would miss the remainder of the season. 

That game alone should cement his Hall of Fame credentials. The fact he's not in the HOF borders on a travesty. 

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