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The Jim Kern Story

Got a big piece coming on baseball movies — specifically one baseball movie — but in the meantime, it’s been a little while since I’ve told the Jim Kern story.

So here it is with photo.

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8 Responses to The Jim Kern Story

  1. Marshall says:

    My all-time favorite blog post by Joe was the one about receiving a signed bat from Duane Kuiper. I’ve not been able to find it since. Can anybody post a link for me?

  2. Andrew says:

    Those press passes are kind of scary, especially as Joe got bald and started looking like Alexei Sayle.

  3. berkowit28 says:

    What does that ball from Jim Kern say, below the signature? “To Joe, Quit [what?]”? […eshining]?It looks like a couple of letters at the beginning of that last word might be missing, rubbed off. …reshining?

  4. I shared this with Jim Kern’s son who said this was just what he would expect from his dad. Thanks for sharing this story.

  5. Pete Ridges says:

    Does anyone read comments written three weeks later? Probably not, but here’s something I just noticed.

    Who holds the all-time major league record for the most saves with at least six strikeouts? It’s not Mariano Rivera, who never struck out more than five batters in a save. No, it’s Jim Kern, with five such games.

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