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Old 07-10-2009, 11:00 PM
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Default Jim Kaat as a Pirate?

I've now seen four negatives from the Topps Vault showing Jim Kaat as a Pirate. Topps lists all of them as being from 1984. I've looked everywhere for information about what Kaat's association with the Pirates was, but I can't find anything. Was he a coach? Did he try out in spring training but not make it with the team? Thanks.
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Old 07-11-2009, 01:21 AM
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Paul, according to "The Pittsburgh Pirates Encyclopedia" Jim Kaat tried out for the Bucs in 1984 but was let go before the season started.

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Old 07-11-2009, 05:55 PM
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Thanks. That's one place I didn't look.
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Default Kaat

I saw those negatives and wondered too - found a story about his release in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette archives which are available free via Google News.
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