From CLE native Jim Kluber enjoying his son’s success similarly to Corey — calmly


Zack Meisel from checked in with Cleveland native Jim Kluber — yes, Corey’s dad — who’s been enjoying Corey’s success.

And yes, Jim is just like Corey — stoic and calm.

From Zack’s story — the full version of which you can read here:

So, Kluber’s parents trek to Fenway Park to watch the Indians when they battle the Boston Red Sox. If Kluber is slated to pitch when the Indians play at Yankee Stadium, his parents will journey to New York. Jim enjoys watching his son operate. He also enjoys watching him walk off the field, his face motionless, his mind still fixated on what just happened.

Like father, like son.

“His mother is outgoing with just about anybody she sees, whether in a store or walking down a street,” Jim said. “She’s very outgoing. I’m definitely not like that. I’m probably more like Corey.”

Jim was at Progressive Field last August when his son exited after 7 1/3 innings of a start against Cincinnati. He limited the Reds to one run and he struck out seven. Francona collected the baseball and Kluber retreated to the dugout as fans showered him with praise. Kluber, of course, didn’t notice the 18,000 in attendance offering their appreciation.

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