Lance Barksdale

World Series umpire Lance Barksdale’s pivotal moment

Lance Barksdale was a 13-year-old pitcher in a baseball game in Jackson, Miss., and he wasn’t happy with the home plate umpire. The young pitcher thought pretty highly of himself, by Barksdale’s own admission. But the balls and strikes weren’t going his way. The teenage Barksdale pouted. He complained. He

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