6 years ago, this Detroit Tigers pitcher was tragically robbed of a perfect game

Armando Galarraga is a name probably only baseball diehards will immediately recognize.He spent parts of six seasons in the big leagues with the Rangers, Tigers, Diamondbacks and Astros, amassing a total of 0.4 wins above replacement in that span. He played in the minor leagues in 2013, Taiwan in 2014 and Mexico in 2015. He's now retired from professional baseball.Six years ago today...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

MLB to Award Perfect Game to Armando Galarraga

We all remember where we were when umpire Jim Joyce botched an easy call, taking a perfect game away from Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga. A collective groan was uttered by baseball fans everywhere as manager Jim Leyland complained, talking to Joyce as Cleveland Indians shortstop Jason Donald stood at first base. The game is commonly referred to as the “Imperfect Game”...
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April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Review: 'Baseball's No-Hit Wonders' is fascinating book

''Baseball's No-Hit Wonders: More Than a Century of Pitching's Greatest Feats'' (Unbridled Books), by Dirk Lammers Spring is almost official, and that means the other season about to start is baseball season. Author Dirk Lammers examines the history of a pitcher's dream to throw a no-hitter in ''Baseball's No-Hit Wonders: More Than a Century of Pitching's Greatest Feats.'' A perfect...
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March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Nearly perfect: Yankees hire Armando Galarraga as minor league instructor, per report

Galarraga last pitched in the bigs in 2012 Newsday's Erik Boland reported from Tampa on Thursday that the Yankees have hired former big league pitcher Armando Galarraga as a minor league pitching instructor. Armando Galarraga, he of the perfect game that was but suddenly wasn't, has joined the Yankees as a minor league pitching instructor...
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

5 Years Later: Looking Back at Armando Galarraga’s ‘Perfect Game’

Pitchers dream of throwing a perfect game in Major League Baseball, yet only 23 have accomplished the feat. Then again, maybe we should consider the number 24 to include former Detroit Tigers arm Armando Galarraga. On June 2, 2010, against the Cleveland Indians, Galarraga had sent down 26 consecutive batters, and he induced a ground ball that appeared would cap an unblemished night...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: June 2, 2010

2010 – The Detroit Tigers’ Armando Galarraga is robbed of his perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning on a blown call at first base by umpire Jim Joyce, as Cleveland Indians shortstop Jason Donald is ruled safe on the infield single that wasn’t in a 3-0 one-hit shutout. Galarraga had retired the first 26 batters with relative ease when Donald reached on an infield single...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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