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#81 Michael (ClassicMNTwins)

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 12:53 PM

 

I think Jim Kaat has a better chance through the Veteran's Committee than anyone who built their reputation as a Twin.

At first, I read your quote, and was skeptical. But, there are some legit ideas you have, as I reflect. Jim was just short of 300 wins, yes, but he was an innovative guy who changed his delivery, and essentially created the slidestep. And, course, the intangibles of being a personable, well-spoken, knowledgeable announcer, and ambassador of the game may be factored too for his benefit. See Kaat and other members of the 1970 roster at my post from yesterday: http://classicminnes...twins-film.html




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