Lance Barrett

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Lance Barrett
Lance Barrett 2011.jpg
Barrett in 2011.
Born (1984-10-03) October 3, 1984 (age 29)
Fort Worth, Texas
Occupation Umpire
Height 6' 5"
Weight 225 lb

Lance Cole Barrett (born October 3, 1984) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. He wears number 94.

Barrett became a Minor League umpire in 2003 and was hired to the Major League staff prior to the 2014 season.[1][2] He attended the Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring immediately after high school.[1][3]

He made his Major League debut on October 1, 2010.[4] Barrett's first career ejection came on April 16, 2012, when he threw out Chicago White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper.[5] Eight days later, Barrett ejected San Diego Padres manager Bud Black for arguing a balk.[6] On August 25, 2012, Barrett ejected A.J. Pierzynski and Robin Ventura for arguing balls and strikes, which led to broadcaster Ken Harrelson's on-air rant considering Barrett "absolutely brutal".

On March 29 and 30, 2013, he umpired two Spring Training games featuring the Texas Rangers and the San Diego Padres. Those were the first baseball games played at the Alamodome.[7]

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  1. ^ a b "Lance Barrett". MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Imber, Gil. "Confirmed: MLB Hires 7 New Umpires to Full-Time Staff". Close Call Sports/Umpire Ejection Fantasy League. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Malinowski, Erik. "Better Know An Umpire: Lance Barrett". Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Lance Barrett". Retrosheet. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ejection 007: Lance Barrett (1)". Close Call Sports. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Wilson, Bernie. "Gonzalez, Nationals beat Richard, Padres 3-1". Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Rangers 5, Padres 2". Associated Press. March 30, 2013. Retrieved April 2, 2013.