Kaiser pitched in 58 games for the Chicago Cubs from 1955-1957. He went 6-15 with a 4.15 ERA and 108 strikeouts. He appeared in 11 games in his first year, then went on to make 22 starts for Chicago in 1956. He was 4-9 that year with a 3.59 ERA. He pitched five complete games, including one shutout while striking out 74 hitters. He made just 13 starts in his final year with the Cubs as his ERA rose to 5.00 and he was back in the minors in 1958. He remained in the minor leagues until 1961, which would be his final year in professional baseball.
On June 2, 1956 Kaiser made the first start of his career. He pitched a two-hitter against the Brooklyn Dodgers at Wrigley Field, leading the Cubs to an 8-1 win. Carl Erskine took the loss for Brooklyn. Erskine was one of the very first players who ever wrote us back. We posted his letter in 2017.
Don Kaiser – career stats