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Former Major League Umpire Ken Kaiser

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Former Major League Umpire Ken Kaiser

Former Major League Umpire Ken Kaiser

Former Major League Umpire Ken Kaiser

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Ken Kaiser's new book, co-written with David Fisher, is called Planet of the Umps: A Baseball Life from Behind the Plate. A 1986 Sporting News poll called Kaiser the most colorful umpire in the American League. He left the major leagues in 2001, after calling balls, strikes and outs for more than 3,000 games.