Jim Kaat appeared in 53 Major League games during the 1980 regular season. The chart below is a comprehensive analysis of the games Kaat appeared in, specifically relating to his 1980 hitting statistics. Notes: The Date / Box field has a link to the box score from the game being described. If the Date is followed by an asterisk (*), Kaat started during that game at the first position listed in the Position(s) column. Cumulative monthly totals are provided where applicable.
"My dad was a big Philadelphia Athletics fan, so I grew up idolizing Connie Mack and Lefty Grove , who was my first hero; and Bobby Shantz , who was my pitching model." - Jim Kaat in Baseball Digest (March 1973, Page 24)
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Jim Kaat 1980 Game by Game Batting Logs
Did you know that Jim Kaat appeared in 29 games at home, had 20 at-bats, drove in 2 runs, scored 3 times, had 4 hits (1 doubles / 0 triples / 1 home runs), walked 1 times (0 intentional), struck out 8 times, was hit by a pitcher 0 times, sacrificed 2 times (2 hits & 0 flies), and finished at home with a .2 batting average, .238 on base percentage and .4 slugging average?
On the road, Jim Kaat appeared in 24 games, had 15 at-bats, drove in 0 runs, scored 1 times, had 1 hits (0 doubles / 0 triples / 0 home runs), walked 1 times (0 intentional), struck out 5 times, was hit by a pitcher 0 times, sacrificed 2 times (2 hits & 0 flies), and finished at home with a .066 batting average, .125 on base percentage and .066 slugging average?
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