MLB's Worst Blown Calls

Sam Holbrook
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Sam Holbrook

Rockies vs. Cardinals, Sept. 27, 2009

In the heat of a late September playoff run, the Rockies needed every win they could muster down the stretch. With Colorado leading St. Louis by a run in the top of the ninth inning, St. Louis' Ryan Ludwick hit a blooper to right field, where Rockies second baseman Clint Barmes appeared to make an amazing over-the-shoulder catch, then doubled up Albert Pujols from first to end the game. The win propelled the Rockies to a five-game winning streak that vaulted them into the postseason. Replays revealed, though, that Barmes never made the catch, even though first base umpire Sam Holbrook called it an out.


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