Dutch Rennert, a National League umpire from 1973 to 1992 who was known for his animated, booming strike calls, has died. He was 88.St. John's Family Funeral Home and Crematory in St. Augustine,Florida, confirmed Monday night that Rennert died on Sunday. A cause of death wasn't given. Laurence ''Dutch'' Rennert Jr. was a longtime minor league umpire before his promotion to the National League in 1973. He worked 2,693 regular-season games plus six NL Championship Series, three World Series, in 1980, '83 and '89, and two All-Star Games.
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