SPORTS CRIMES: Umpire Robs Pitcher of Perfect Game

June 3, 2010

Detroit Starting Pitcher Armando Galarraga covered first base, took the throw from second in time to make the 27th  straight out in the 9th inning to complete his perfect game… except that Umpire Jim Joyce blew the call, allowing Cleveland’s Jason Donald to be ruled safe, despite needing an extra stride to hit the bag. Galarraga’s game may have been perfect, but Joyce’s wasn’t and neither is the game of baseball as we know it.

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