Jim Kremmel

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James Louis Kremmel

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Pitcher Jim Kremmel played parts of two seasons in the majors.

Kremmel was the first major leaguer out of the University of New Mexico, where he set a school record by striking out 18 batters in a single game. He was taken by the Cleveland Indians in the seventh round of the 1970 amateur draft but did not sign, and he was then selected by the Washington Senators in the secondary phase of the January 1971 draft. He reached the majors with the club in 1973, by which time they had become the Texas Rangers. He made his big league debut on July 4th, starting the second game of a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox and giving up a pair of runs over 2 1/3 innings to get the loss. After making one more start, he appeared out of the bullpen in two more games before being traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for Don Durham. He spent the rest of the summer in the minors with the Tulsa Oilers.

Following the 1973 season, the Cardinals dealt Kremmel to the Chicago White Sox for Denny O'Toole, but less than two months later, the Sox sent him across town to the Chicago Cubs. He split 1974 between the Cubs and the minor league Wichita Aeros. After that year, he pitched two more years in the Cubs chain but never again reached the majors.

After baseball, Kremmel got his Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Gonzaga University. He later was a sports psychology consultant for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Royals, and Texas Rangers.

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