MLB's Worst Blown Calls

Drew Coble
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Drew Coble

1991 World Series

Controversy struck with two outs in the top of the second inning of Game 2 of the 1991 World Series. Atlanta's Ron Gant drilled a single to left field, but after rounding first base too wide, he had to hustle back to the bag to beat the throw. In doing so, Gant appeared to be pulled off the bag by Twins first baseman Kent Hrbek, who looked to have wrapped his arms around Gant's leg and lifted him off the base. Hrbek then tagged Gant, and first base ump Drew Coble signaled the inning-ending out. Gant argued the call in Coble's face, to the point of having to be held back by teammates. Coble maintained that Gant's momentum, not Hrbek, caused him to come off the base.


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