Jim Kaat makes slavery reference when trying to 'compliment' White Sox slugger Yoán Moncada

White Sox infielder Yoán Moncada, a Cuban native, was at the plate when former MLB manager Buck Showalter recalled knowing Moncada had the potential to be a superstar when he was scouting him as the chief of the Baltimore Orioles. Moncada eventually signed with the Boston Red Sox and was later traded to Chicago.

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Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoán Moncada fields a ground ball by Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve during the third inning in Game 2 of an American League Division Series game Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, in Houston.  

Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoán Moncada fields a ground ball by Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve during the third inning in Game 2 of an American League Division Series game Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, in Houston.   (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Kaat decided to add to Showalter’s story with a puzzling remark.

“Get a 40-acre field full of ‘em,” the 82-year-old former pitcher said.

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Former pitcher Jim Kaat on the field before the Toronto Blue Jays MLB game against the Boston Red Sox on April 8, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Former pitcher Jim Kaat on the field before the Toronto Blue Jays MLB game against the Boston Red Sox on April 8, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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