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Baseball Umpire Perry Barber's Road to the Big Leagues

Only woman to umpire major league exhibitions in both the U.S. and Japan

Back to Play Ball! Main PagePrime Time Radio host Mike Cuthbert interviews Perry Barber, one of a handful of women to ever work as an umpire, about her life on the baseball diamond.


Barber, a Mets fan whose original career was in music, was the lead umpire for Major League Baseball exhibition games in both the U.S. and Japan.

Listen to the complete interview with the audio player above, or watch above as Barber shows us how she sets up to call balls and strikes.

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