THIS IS EPISODE 590 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Ted Barrett has been a Major League Baseball umpire since 1994. He became a full-time MLB umpire in 1999 and is the only umpire to ever be behind the plate for two perfect games (David Cone in 1999 and Matt Cain in 2012).
He has worked four World Series, including the Red Sox’s championships in 2007 and 2018, the Cardinals’ title in 2011 and the Giants’ championship in 2014.
Barrett is also the co-founder of Calling For Christ, a ministry serving professional baseball umpires. He earned his doctorate in theology from Trinity in 2013.
On this episode of the podcast, Barrett takes us into life as an MLB umpire during the shortened 2020 season. He also shares what it was like to umpire for 18 innings behind the plate in Game 3 of the 2018 World Series, calling the 2018 All-Star Game, the dissertation he wrote in 2013 on faith, and the rhythms he abides by as a follower of Christ.
Sport Officials Surrendered congratulates TED BARRETT on 3,000 games umpired in Major League Baseball!
Ted is slated as the keynote speaker for REF Conference this August! @MLBUA @UmpsCare @Calling4Christ pic.twitter.com/hbl0HcEH26
— Sport Officials Surrendered (@_SOS_Ministry) March 30, 2019
– Ted Barrett 2017 Interview
– Chris Guccione – MLB Umpire
– Francis Chan and Adam Wainwright