Retired Major League Umpire Doesn't Miss a Call in Visit to Appreciative Disabled Vets at Dallas VA

Larry Barnett shook Cal Ripken's hand the night the Baltimore Orioles legend broke Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played. He was on the field the first time the Rangers took the field at brand-new Globe Life Park in 1994.He's called balls and strikes in four World Series, seven American League Championship Series and five All-Star Games.He's been an eyewitness to some of baseball's greatest moments. But nothing gives the retired longtime umpire more joy than shaking the hand of a disabled veteran."I've had the greatest job in the world being in professional baseball for 37 1/2 years. I have a fantastic family, but I think the best thing I've probably done in my life is my association with Disabled American Veterans," Barnett said Thursday in Dallas.  Continue reading...

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