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William Joseph Klem born William Joseph Klimm (February 22 1874 – September 16 1951) known as the "father of baseball umpires" was a National League umpire in Major League Baseball from 1905 to 1941. No other umpire has worked in more than ten Series. See also

List of Major League Baseball umpires.

William Joseph Klem born William Joseph Klimm (February 22 1874 – September 16 1951) known as the "father of baseball umpires" was a National League umpire in Major League Baseball from 1905 to 1941. Finally he was the last umpire to work the plate exclusively (traditionally the crew chief always worked the plate; today umpire crews rotate base/plate assignments). He was the first to straddle foul lines and stand to the catcher's side for better perspective.