MLB's Worst Blown Calls

Tim McClelland
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Tim McClelland

NL Wild Card tiebreaker, Oct. 1, 2007

In 2007, the Padres and Rockies finished with identical records after 162 games, necessitating a one-game tiebreaker for the NL Wild Card. The game went to extra innings, and in the top of the 13th, San Diego knocked in two runs to take the lead. But in the bottom half of the inning, the Rockies rallied against all-time saves leader Trevor Hoffman. The Rockies scored the winning run when Matt Holliday tagged up from third and barreled into Padres' catcher Michael Barrett. Home plate umpire Tim McClelland called Holliday safe, but replays suggested the runner never actually touched the plate.

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