Baseball notes: Former umpire Ken Kaiser, who moonlighted as a pro wrestler, dies at 72

Los Angeles Times 

Former major league umpire Ken Kaiser, a colorful figure between the lines who briefly moonlighted as a professional wrestler to make ends meet while working in the minor leagues, has died. The World Umpires Association said Thursday he died in his hometown of Rochester, N.Y., on Tuesday. Kaiser had diabetes for years. The 6-foot-3 Kaiser, who wrote in his book, "Planet of the Umps: A Baseball Life from behind the Plate," that when he graduated from high school in 1964 his "long-range plan was lunch." He weighed just under 300 pounds and often was criticized for that portly physique during the more than 3,000 big-league games he umpired.

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