Baseball Commish Won’t Reverse Bad Call That Prevented Perfect Game
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig (pictured) won’t change what umpire Jim Joyce admitted was a bad call, which stopped pitcher Armando Galarraga from achieving a perfect game.
Joyce said he erred on what would’ve been the final out in Detroit, where the Tigers beat Cleveland 3-0. The umpire personally apologized to Galarraga and hugged him after the game, then took the field at Comerica Park on Thursday in tears.
Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski had said the team wouldn’t ask MLB to overturn the call. The mistake denied Galarraga the 21st perfect game in history, and the first for the Tigers.
Cleveland’s Jason Donald was ruled safe at first base, but Joyce later said he got the call wrong. Perfect game still?
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