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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Ken Kaiser

Ken Kaiser is a former bar bouncer and pro wrestler. In the ring, he wore a black hood, carried an ax, and was billed as "The Hatchet Man." He was voted the most colorful umpire in the American League in a 1986 Sporting News poll. He left major league baseball in 2001. He lives in Rochester, New York.

Planet of the Umps

Ken Kaiser and David Fisher
St. Martin's Publishing Group
Thomas Dunne Books

"Two things nobody wants to grow up to be are an umpire and broke. Thanks to my career in baseball, I got both."

After calling balls, strikes, and outs for thirty-six baseball seasons...

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