163. The Perfect Game

In baseball, 27 batters up and 27 batters is a perfect game. A perfect game usually less than once every five years. In 2010, perfect games occurred in May alone. Then in a third perfect game occurred. But there was problem. That perfect game had an imperfect umpire. first base umpire made a bad call. He the 27th batter safe at first. The batter actually out. The batter had grounded to the baseman. He threw the ball to the pitcher first base. The ball beat the batter by a step. It was a routine ground out. players knew it. The fans in the stadium it. The fans watching on TV knew it. knew it! Later, the first base umpire saw TV replay. “The biggest call of my life,” said sadly, “and I blew it.”