As one of the top defensive catchers in Major League history and a Texas Rangers Hall of Famer, Jim won six Gold Glove awards and was a three-time American League (AL) All-Star. He was a member of the 1985 World Champion Kansas City Royals, scoring the winning run with a head-first slide in the Royals’ memorable Game 6 win over St. Louis. He was voted “World Series Hero” by the Chicago sportswriters for that play. He still holds the AL record for games caught in one season (155 in 1975). He spent more than 40 years with the Rangers as a player, instructor, broadcaster and front office executive. He was appointed Senior Executive Vice President of the Texas Rangers in 2008 and will retire after the 2014 season. After this he plans to remain involved in community relations in a part-time role.