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Jim Kern
Pitcher
Born: March 15, 1949 (1949-03-15) (age 60)
Gladwin, Michigan
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
September 6, 1974 for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
May 30, 1986 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Win-Loss record     53-57
Earned run average     3.32
Strikeouts     651
Teams
Career highlights and awards

James Lester "The Great Emu" Kern (born March 15, 1949, Gladwin, Michigan) was a pitcher with a thirteen-year career from 1974 to 1986. He played for the Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers all of the American League and the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies both of the National League.

He was elected to the American League All-Star team in three consecutive seasons (1977-79), with 1979 being Kern's finest season as he appeared in 71 games, throwing 143 innings in relief. Kern went 13-5 with a 1.57 ERA and compiled 29 saves.

Kern was selected as The Sporting News and Rolaids AL Fireman of the Year in 1979 (http://www.rolaidsreliefman.com/pastwinners.aspx) as well as being named the RHP on The Sporting News AL All-Star Team that same season.

See also

Sources

http://www.rolaidsreliefman.com/pastwinners.aspx

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