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Jim Kaat: Good As Gold
Jim Kaat: Good As Gold

Jim Kaat: Good As Gold

My Eight Decades in Baseball
By Jim Kaat, By Douglas B. Lyons

SPORTS & RECREATION

304 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, PDF, EPUB

Cloth, $28.00 (CA $38.00) (US $28.00)

ISBN 9781629379357

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Apr 2022)

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Overview

An unforgettable look at a lifetime of baseball packed with humor and passion for the game. With a career that has now touched eight decades, Jim Kaat has had a prime front row seat for baseball's continuing evolution. Not only was he a major-league pitcher for 25 seasons, but his time as a pitching coach and his many years as a broadcaster have given him a singular long view of the game. In Good as Gold, Kaat weaves the tale of a lifetime, taking fans on the field, into the clubhouse, and behind the mic as only he can.Full of priceless stories from New York, Minnesota, and across the major leagues, this honest and engaging autobiography gives fans a rare seat alongside Kaat on a tour of baseball history.

Author Biography

Jim Kaat pitched 25 seasons in the major leagues and later served as a coach and broadcaster. He has been awarded seven Emmys for his work broadcasting the Yankees from 1995 to 2006 and has been nominated for three national Emmys since joining the MLB Network in 2009. Jim and his wife, Margie, spend their summers in Manchester Center, Vermont, and their winters in Stuart, Florida.Douglas B. Lyons is a leading authority on all things baseball. He is the author of Out of Left Field, Curveballs and Screwballs, and Short Hops and Foul Tips, all of which he co-wrote with his brother Jeffrey. He also wrote Broadcast Rites and Sites: I Saw It on the Radio with Red Sox broadcaster Joe Castiglione.

Book Signings

Upcoming Events


Aug
26
Good as Gold ›
Manchester, VT
5:30pm
Join author Jim Kaat for a signing of his new book, 'Good as Gold,' at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT.
Past Events


Apr
22
Good as Gold ›
Ridgewood, NJ
6:00pm
Join author Jim Kaat for a signing of his new book, 'Good as Gold,' at Bookends Bookstore in Ridgewood, NJ.<br /> <br /> https://bit.ly/3oVjd8l

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 Good as Gold: My Eight Decades in Baseball

By Jim Kaat with Douglas B. Lyons /  Foreword by Bob Costas


Contact: Bill Ames, Triumph Books, 312-676-4256, b.ames@triumphbooks.com 

 

With a career that has now touched eight decades, Jim Kaat has had a prime front row seat for baseball's continuing evolution. Not only was he a major-league pitcher for 25 seasons, but his time as a pitching coach and his many years as a broadcaster have given him a singular long view of the game. In Good as Gold: My Eight Decades in Baseball, Kaat weaves the tale of a lifetime, taking fans on the field, into the clubhouse, and behind the mic as only he can.

 

Full of priceless stories from New York, Minnesota, and across the major leagues, this honest and engaging autobiography gives fans a rare seat alongside Kaat on a tour of baseball history, with stories that include:

 

  • A heartfelt foreword from broadcasting legend Bob Costas
  • Anecdotes from a playing career that spanned a remarkable 25 seasons from 1959-1983
  • Kaat’s thoughts from calling 35 years of MLB contests from the broadcast booth and how the game has evolved over time
  • Some of Kaat’s favorite places to travel from his trips all around the globe.
  • Thoughts on the 2021 season following an abbreviated 2020 campaign

 

An unforgettable look at a lifetime of baseball packed with humor and passion for the game, Good as Gold: My Eight Decades in Baseball brings together generations of baseball fans with stories that will keep readers hooked from cover-to-cover.

 

About the Authors:

Jim Kaat pitched 25 seasons in the major leagues and later served as a coach and broadcaster. He has been awarded seven Emmys for his work broadcasting the Yankees from 1995 to 2006 and has been nominated for three national Emmys since joining the MLB Network in 2009. Jim and his wife, Margie, spend their summers in Manchester Center, Vermont, and their winters in Stuart, Florida.

 

Douglas B. Lyons is a leading authority on all things baseball. He is the author of Out of Left Field, Curveballs and Screwballs and Short Hops and Foul Tips, all of which he co-wrote with his brother Jeffrey. He also wrote Broadcast Rites and Sites: I Saw It on the Radio with Red Sox broadcaster Joe Castiglione.

 

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