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.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I told him I wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t tired. He told me, Ã¢â‚¬ËœNo, but the outfielders sure are.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 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.”