Credit  Armando Galarraga a Perfect Game
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Credit Armando Galarraga a Perfect Game

    1. Andrew Woltmann
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      Andrew Woltmann

In a game between Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians held on June 2, 2010,  a blown call changed the lives of two men forever. Pitcher Armando Galarraga was one out from becoming the owner of baseball's 21st perfect Game. A grounder hit by Indians' Jason Donald should have ended the game.

Unfortunately, umpire Jim Joyce saw it incorrectly, and as he said "kicked the call," causing shock, disbelief anger, tears and sportsmanship. After review, Joyce reached out to Galarraga to apologize, and though it was accepted by him (great display of sportsmanship), others saw it differently. Galarraga, to this day, was never awarded the perfect game he deserved.

I am asking you to join me and give Armando Galaraga the Perfect Game he earned and to forgive Jim Joyce.

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Credit Armando Galarraga a Perfect Game

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    • Luc Selles GRAND RAPIDS, MI
      • 10 months ago

      i love the tigers

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    • Virginia Wall SPRINGFIELD, OR
      • over 1 year ago

      When a referee or umpire makes a wrong call whether for the good or the bad of a team it needs to be corrected. A wrong call can be the difference be a win or loss of a game. In this case, of a pitcher getting a perfect game. If you can go back and review the play you should be able to reverse the call.

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    • Keith Sorensen CHICAGO, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      He would have had a perfect game except for a blown call which the umpire and the commissioner both acknowledged was a mistake. The commissioner can fix the mistake - he has the power. It's the right thing to do.

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    • Zackery Hendricks FLINT, MI
      • over 1 year ago

      Huge tigers fan forever, I like seeing credit given where it is due.

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    • Dale Malone ASHLEY, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      What's right is right! He earned it fair and square so the title belongs to HIM!

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