Al Barlick

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Birthdate4/2/1915
Death Date12/27/1995
Debut Year1940
Year of Induction1989
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. 

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Hall of Fame umpire Al Barlick was one of the most respected arbiters in the game

Hall of Fame umpire Al Barlick was one of the most respected arbiters in the game

A big league umpire at age 25, Al Barlick worked the first of his seven All Star games at 26. He then served in the US Coast Guard from 1943-1945. When he returned from serving his country at age 31, Barlick was the crew chief for the World Series. When Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier as fir
In 1989 Al Barlick became the sixth umpire elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

In 1989 Al Barlick became the sixth umpire elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

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 highlights of his induction. 

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