In what may go down as one of the worst missed calls in baseball history, first-base umpire Jim Joyce ruled Cleveland Indians' Jason Donald safe on what looked to be the 27th out of Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga's perfect game bid.
Galarraga took a throw from first baseman Miguel Cabrera and appeared to beat Donald to the bag, but Joyce saw it differently.
Galarraga retired the next hitter on a grounder to finish the one-hitter, but it did little to take the sting out of missing out on what would have been just the 21st perfect game in Major League history.
After the game, a gaggle of Tigers, including manager Jim Leyland came out to argue with Joyce.
"I just cost that kid a perfect game," Joyce said. "I thought he beat the throw. I was c|onvinced he beat the throw, until I saw the replay."
"It was the biggest call of my career," said Joyce, who became a full-time major league umpire in 1989.