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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
James Lester Kern
Stat Years
1974-1986  [mlb] 1974-1986
Height/Weight
6-5 / 205
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (429)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
1949-03-15 in Gladwin, Michigan   [72.266]
High School
None listed
Colleges
Draft
Signed as undrafted free agent by the Cleveland Indians in 1967
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1974-09-06 - Boxscore  (Age: 25.175)
Service Time
Organizations
CLE [6] TEX [3] MIL [2] CHA [2] CIN [1] PHI [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 13699 ... retro id: kernj001 ... mlbam id: 117012
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
TBC Apps
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1974Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle34251Log - Sp - Ext - Perf014.70431001015.11698114110101.969.390.598.226.465.280.79.000
    1974MLB Totals: CLEbyYearMLB----251Log - Sp - Ext - Perf014.77431001015.31698114110101.999.540.608.346.565.360.79.000
    1975Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle34262Log - Sp - Ext - Perf123.771370016071.2603130545553151.477.530.635.656.913.891.22.333
    1975MLB Totals: CLEbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf123.791370016071.7603130545553151.477.580.635.696.953.921.22.333
    1976Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle34273Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1072.3750200314815117.29138312501116251.206.960.153.828.492.912.22.588
    1976MLB Totals: CLEbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1072.3850200314815117.79138312501116251.206.990.153.848.522.922.22.588
    1977Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle34284Log - Sp - Ext - Perf8103.426000046601892.0853935347914061.438.320.294.608.903.821.94.444
    1977MLB Totals: CLEbyYearMLB----281Log - Sp - Ext - Perf8103.426000046601892.0853935347914061.438.320.294.608.903.821.94.444
    1978Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle34295Log - Sp - Ext - Perf10103.085800043581399.1773634458955031.366.980.365.268.613.261.64.500
    1978MLB Totals: CLEbyYearMLB----291Log - Sp - Ext - Perf10103.095800043581399.3773634458955031.366.990.365.278.633.271.64.500
    1979Texas RangersALMLBtex34306Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1351.5771000577129143.09935255621365021.136.230.313.908.562.202.19.722
    1979MLB Totals: TEXbyYearMLB----301Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1351.5771000577129143.09935255621365021.136.230.313.908.562.202.19.722
    1980Texas RangersALMLBtex34317Log - Sp - Ext - Perf3114.83381001537263.1653834445403121.749.240.576.395.685.400.89.214
    1980MLB Totals: TEXbyYearMLB----311Log - Sp - Ext - Perf3114.85381001537263.3653834445403121.749.270.576.425.715.420.89.214
    1981Wichita AerosAmerAAAtex-328---000.0022000006.02000560001.173.000.007.509.000.001.20.000
    1981Texas RangersALMLBtex34328Log - Sp - Ext - Perf122.70230001523630.021109022201111.436.300.006.606.003.000.91.333
    1981Minor Totals: TEXbyYearAAA----321---000.0022000006.02000560001.173.000.007.509.000.001.20.000
    1981MLB Totals: TEXbyYearMLB----321Log - Sp - Ext - Perf122.70230001523630.021109022201111.436.300.006.606.003.000.91.333
    1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin34339Log - Sp - Ext - Perf352.84500002650276.0612724348439221.437.220.365.685.093.200.90.375
    1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha67339Log - Sp - Ext - Perf215.1413100712328.0201616312232001.146.430.963.867.395.141.92.667
    1982MLB Totals: CIN-CHAbyYearMLB----332Log - Sp - Ext - Perf563.466310033625104.08143406606611221.367.010.525.195.713.721.10.455
    1983Chicago White SoxALMLBcha673410Log - Sp - Ext - Perf000.0010000100.21100001001.5013.500.000.000.0013.500.00.000
    1983MLB Totals: CHAbyYearMLB----341Log - Sp - Ext - Perf000.0010000100.71100001005.0045.000.000.000.0045.002.00.000
    1984El Paso DiablosTexAAmil-3511---206.00810027115.019101008133011.8011.400.004.807.806.001.631.000
    1984Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi373511Log - Sp - Ext - Perf0110.13800058013.120161531083002.2513.502.036.755.4010.800.80.000
    1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil313511Log - Sp - Ext - Perf100.0060003604.26000340001.9311.570.005.797.710.001.331.000
    1984Minor Totals: MILbyYearAA----351---206.00810027115.019101008133011.8011.400.004.807.806.001.631.000
    1984MLB Totals: PHI-MILbyYearMLB----352Log - Sp - Ext - Perf117.5014000814018.0261615313123002.1713.001.506.506.008.000.92.500
    1985Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAmil-3612---002.8950004509.13331840001.182.890.967.713.862.890.50.000
    1985Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil423612Log - Sp - Ext - Perf016.55500015011.014881533001.7311.450.824.092.456.550.60.000
    1985Minor Totals: MILbyYearAAA----361---002.9750004509.33331840001.212.970.997.913.962.970.50.000
    1985MLB Totals: MILbyYearMLB----361Log - Sp - Ext - Perf016.55500015011.014881533001.7311.450.824.092.456.550.60.000
    1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle463713Log - Sp - Ext - Perf117.9016000416027.1342824123113032.0911.200.337.573.629.220.48.500
    1986MLB Totals: CLEbyYearMLB----371Log - Sp - Ext - Perf117.9716000416027.3342824123113032.1011.290.337.643.659.300.48.500
    MLB Totals (15 yrs)53573.32416141025440288793.367033229335444651488291.407.600.405.047.393.771.47.482
    American League Totals (13 yrs)50513.25358141022334486704.058928925429386600366271.387.530.374.937.673.691.55.495
    National League Totals (2 yrs)363.94580003158289.38143396585112221.568.180.615.865.154.340.88.333
    Minor League Totals203.8915300612130.3241313121233011.507.180.306.286.883.891.101.000
    Minor: AA Totals206.00810027115.019101008133011.8011.400.004.807.806.001.631.000
    Minor: AAA Totals001.79720045015.3533113100001.192.980.607.755.961.790.77.000
    Cleveland Indians Totals (6 yrs)30313.45201121012518946423.336318116216237374214221.427.720.345.047.963.851.58.492
    Texas Rangers Totals (3 yrs)17182.591321008713137236.3185836891291969251.337.050.344.927.473.161.52.486
    Cincinnati Reds Totals (1 yrs)352.84500002650276.0612724348439221.437.220.365.685.093.200.90.375
    Chicago White Sox Totals (2 yrs)215.1114100713328.7211716312233001.176.700.963.837.345.431.92.667
    Milwaukee Brewers Totals (2 yrs)114.7411000411015.720881873001.8411.840.594.744.144.740.88.500
    Philadelphia Phillies Totals (1 yrs)0110.31800058013.320161531083002.2913.742.066.875.5010.990.80.000
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1978Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3429pL-S-E-P1581000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3433pL-S-E-P2507000000001500000.000.125.000.125800.143.000.00012.5062.505.000.00.000.0
    1984Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi3735pL-S-E-P381000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (3 yrs)1169000000001700000.000.100.000.1001000.111.000.00010.0070.007.000.00.000.0
    American League Totals (1 yrs)581000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    National League Totals (2 yrs)588000000001600000.000.111.000.111900.125.000.00011.1166.676.000.00.000.0
    Cleveland Indians Totals (1 yrs)581000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    Cincinnati Reds Totals (1 yrs)507000000001500000.000.125.000.125800.143.000.00012.5062.505.000.00.000.0
    Philadelphia Phillies Totals (1 yrs)81000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1974Cleveland IndiansALMLB25P4015.10100111.0000.300.072.5100.016
    1975Cleveland IndiansALMLB26P13071.2411201715.8821.200.218.2100.013
    1976Cleveland IndiansALMLB27P500117.2714322421.8750.400.1831.4100.02
    1977Cleveland IndiansALMLB28P60092.0513322118.8570.300.2037.3100.01
    1978Cleveland IndiansALMLB29P58099.14160020201.0000.300.2036.5100.01
    1979Texas RangersALMLB30P710143.0916713225.7810.400.1743.8100.01
    1980Texas RangersALMLB31P38063.10120112121.0000.300.1923.6100.03
    1981Texas RangersALMLB32P23030.0331076.8570.300.2021.9100.03
    1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLB33P50076.03150018181.0000.400.2430.9100.02
    1982Chicago White SoxALMLB33P13028.03300661.0000.500.218.0100.010
    1983Chicago White SoxALMLB34P100.2000000.0000.000.000.6100.014
    1984El Paso DiablosTexAA35P800.0012131.3330.100.005.9100.014
    1984Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLB35P8013.10200221.0000.300.154.9100.014
    1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLB35P604.21000111.0000.200.243.7100.015
    1985Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAA36P500.01300441.0000.800.003.5100.014
    1985Milwaukee BrewersALMLB36P5011.02301551.0001.000.453.1100.014
    1986Cleveland IndiansALMLB37P16027.12600881.0000.500.309.9100.011
    MLB Totals - (P)41607904311516710.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (P)500130011.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (P)800012100.0000.000.00---------
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1974MLB4----------
    1975MLB13----------
    1976MLB50----------
    1977MLB60----------
    1978MLB58----------
    1979MLB71----------
    1980MLB38----------
    1981MLB23----------
    1982MLB63----------
    1983MLB1----------
    1984MLB14----------
    1984Minor8----------
    1985MLB5----------
    1985Minor5----------
    1986MLB16----------
    Totals429----------
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