Al Barlick

Birthdate 4/2/1915
Death Date 12/27/1995
Debut Year 1940
Year of Induction 1989
Teams MLB, National League
Position Umpire

One of ten umpires in the Hall of Fame Al Barlick officiated seven World Series and seven All Star games over the course of his 28-year career. 

In the collection:

Al Barlick writes about his HoF induction

Al Barlick writes about his HoF induction

Known for his strong voice and booming strike calls, al Barlick umpired National League games for 28 years. An official for seven World Series and seven All Star games, Balick was inducted into the Hall in 1989. In this handwritten letter Barlick recounts some of the
Al Barlick signs on to use Longines wristwatches for two seasons while umpiring

Al Barlick signs on to use Longines wristwatches for two seasons while umpiring

In an interesting turn of events, Al Barlick agrees “to use Longines watches exclusively for the official timing of all Major League Baseball games in which I participate during the seasons of 1956 and 1957.” The contract seems curious
Al Barlick handwritten note

Al Barlick handwritten note

Al Barlick offers the answer to an unknown question posed by a fan by writing, “Former National League umpire Lee Ballanfant”. Additionally Barlick lets his thoughts known on the subject of accepting money for autographs, “I was not and never was money hungry. If I cashed your chec
Al Barlick personal check

Al Barlick personal check

Personal checks offer a solid way for collectors to get reliably authentic autographs. This one is dated November 11, 1985 and drawn on the account of Mr. or Mrs. “Al” Barlick. The Hall of Fame umpire has signed the bottom putting quotes around his first name.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball…"

~Jacques Barzun, 1954