Baseball has often been been characterized as a father-and-son sport, which may be a bit unfair to all of the baseball moms out there watching, cheering, coaching, and keeping score at little league games across the nation each year.
But given that no woman has played Major League Baseball to date, there is a clear connection for some ball players drawing a direct path from their childhoods to baseball diamonds across the country while pursuing the lucrative careers of the professional baseball player.
Jim Kern is born in Gladwin, Michigan.
Despite spending nearly his entire career in relief, Kern debuted with the Cleveland Indians in 1974 with a complete game 1-0 loss against the Baltimore Orioles on September 6th. He developed into a …