Jim Kern

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1979 Topps #573 Jim Kern

James Lester Kern

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Although Jim Kern turned out to be an All-Star reliever, he started the first 3 games of his major league career, including a complete game in his debut on September 6, 1974 as a member of the Cleveland Indians against the Baltimore Orioles. He gave up 5 hits, 1 earned run, walked 5 and struck out 4. The only run was scored on an RBI double by Rich Coggins. Mike Cuellar outpitched Kern for the complete game shutout.

"I told him I wasn't tired. He told me, 'No, but the outfielders sure are.'" - Jim Kern, on what the manager said upon removing him from a game

Kern missed the 1969 season due to military service.

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