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Former MLB Umpire John Kibler dead at age 81

He umpired in the National League for 25 years and had a birdseye view of Bill Buckner’s gaffe during game 6 of the 1986 World Series. Kibler was working first base that night. RIP.

Longtime National League umpire John Kibler has died.

Kibler’s family says he died Thursday in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 81.

Kibler was a full-time NL umpire from 1965 through 1989.

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