MLB's Worst Blown Calls

Jim Joyce
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Jim Joyce

Tigers vs. Indians, June 2, 2010

With two outs in the top of the ninth in Detroit, young Tigers right-hander Armando Galarraga stood one out away from clinching the game's 21st perfect game. A slow roller toward first base off the bat of Cleveland's Jason Donald looked like a sure out, and when Galarraga covered the bag and caught the throw from first baseman Miguel Cabrera, the celebration was on. Except that first base umpire Jim Joyce inexplicably called the runner safe, ruining the perfect game bid on a blown call. The Tigers won, but Galarraga lost his perfect game and his no-hitter, and his teammates voiced their their displeasure with Joyce on the field after the game.


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