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...
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...
getty images The Texas Rangers have signed pitcher Armando Galarraga to a minor league contract. Galarraga, 32, was a member of the Rangers system years ago before being moved to Detroit. In Detroit Galarraga had a strong rookie season, an imperfect game and two down seasons. After bouncing from Arizona to Houston, he pitched at the Triple-A level last season for Colorado and Cincinnati...
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