|23 – Lance Barksdale|
Barksdale umpiring in the 2013 World Baseball Classic
March 8, 1967 |
|MLB debut||May 29, 2000|
|Career highlights and awards|
Robert Lance Barksdale (born March 8, 1967) is an umpire in Major League Baseball (MLB). He has umpired in both major leagues since 2000, and his accuracy in calling balls and strikes has consistently been among the highest in the major leagues.
Barksdale umpired in the minor leagues from 1993 to 2006. His minor league service included the Appalachian League, the South Atlantic League, the Florida State League, the Florida Instructional League, the Southern League, the Pacific Coast League, the Arizona Fall League and the International League.
Barksdale was at first base on August 7, 2004 for Greg Maddux's 300th win and also at first base on June 1, 2012, when Johan Santana threw a no-hitter. He has also umpired in the World Baseball Classic in 2009 and 2013, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 2012, the Wild Card Game in 2013, and the Division Series in 2014 and 2015.
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- Maddux first NL pitcher to 300 since Carlton ESPN.com. Retrieved 14 June 2012
- Boxscore: St. Louis vs. NY Mets - June 1, 2012 MLB.com. Retrieved 1 June 2012
- Gerry Davis named home plate ump ESPN.com. Retrieved 3 July 2012
-  ESPN.com Retrieved 29 September 2013
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