Kaat has been nominated three times for a Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality - Event Analyst for his work on MLB Network's live game telecasts.
Kaat made his Major League debut in 1959 with the Washington Senators. Over his 25-year playing career, he compiled 283 wins with an an ERA of 3.45 with six teams. Kaat was a three-time All-Star, won a record 16 consecutive Gold Glove Awards and won the World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1982.
Kaat did commentary for MSG and YES from 1995 to 2006, and won a New York Emmy for Outstanding Live Sports Coverage Series in 1998. Kaat has won seven Emmy Awards for sports broadcasting and has been nominated for many more.
Kaat was lead analyst for ESPN's Baseball Tonight in 1994, and was the primary Twins in-game analyst on CBS' WCCO-TV from 1988 until 1993. Kaat covered baseball in the 1988 Olympics on NBC and handled the College World Series, the Major League Baseball playoffs and the World Series for ESPN.
Kaat was analyst and play-by-play announcer on WPIX-TV's Yankees broadcasts in 1986. In 1984 and 1985, Kaat was Good Morning America's chief sports correspondent, covering the World Series. He began broadcasting during the strike-shortened 1981 season as a Minor League analyst for the Home Team Sports Network.