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Armando Galarraga’s near-perfect game June 2, 2010 Officially,
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Armando Galarraga’s near-perfect game
June 2, 2010
Officially, there have been 23 perfect games thrown in Major League Baseball history, and former Tigers starter Armando Galarraga was one out away from having one of them. In one of the most infamous blowncalls of all time, umpire Jim Joyce called Indians batter Jason Donald safe at first after grounding out to first baseman Miguel Cabrera, preemptively erasing Galarraga’s name from the record books. Replays clearly would have shown Cabrera’s throw and Galarraga’s foot beating Donald to the bag.(Credit: AP )

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Worst blown calls in MLB history

Commissioner Bud Selig announced on Thursday that Major League Baseball would expand its instant replay policy for the 2014 season, giving managers three “challenges” per game, in an effort to reduce incorrect calls. But in the case of these badly-blown calls, it’s too little, too late. Here are a few of the worst calls in baseball’s pre-instant replay era.