Al Barlick

Al Barlick

Al Barlick was an umpire in Major League Baseball. He worked in the National League for 28 seasons.

About Al Barlick

Albert Joseph Barlick (April 2, 1915 December 27, 1995) was an American umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the National League for 28 seasons (194043, 194655, 195871). He umpired 7 World Series and 7 All-Star Games. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989. Born in Springfield, Illinois, Barlick's father, an Austrian immigrant, worked for 50 years at a Peabody coal mine. Barlick dropped out of high school after 2 years to support his family. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, and spent six months in Washington and six months in Wisconsin. When Barlick's brother died, he returned to the coal mine to assist his father. In 1935, Barlick was hired as an umpire to the Springfield Municipal Baseball League. In August 1936, the Class-D Northeast Arkansas League was in need of a replacement umpire, and hired Barlick for the last 4 weeks of the season.

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