Today, one of my favorite baseball quotes of all-time, courtesy of former Reds relief pitcher Jim Kern. Kern is reported by Sports Illustrated (April 9, 1979) as having made this statement while pitching for the Rangers, recalling a moment when he was removed for a reliever.

“I told him I wasn’t tired. He told me, ‘No, but the outfielders sure are.” – Jim Kern

Kern played most of the 1982 season for the Reds, before being traded to the White Sox. Kern was 3-5 with a 2.84 ERA over 50 games.

Quote found in Paul Dickson’s book “Baseball’s Greatest Quotations.”