In 27 seasons as a National League umpire, Al Barlick umpired in seven All-Star games and seven World Series. His first chance to umpire in the Major Leagues came in September of 1940 when he filled in for legendary umpire Bill Klem, who was ill and unable to finish the remainder of the season. The following season, in 1941, the National League offered Barlick a contract and thus became one of the youngest umpires in Major League history at the age of 25. After retiring as an umpire in 1971, he spent the next 22 years as a scout and supervisor to umpires.
-Michael Rinehart Jr.
September 18, 2016