Armando Galarraga Denied: Where Does Jim Joyce Rank on Worst Calls Ever?

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Armando Galarraga Denied: Where Does Jim Joyce Rank on Worst Calls Ever?

On Wednesday, Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga was a single out from joining one of the most exclusive clubs in sports: hurlers who have thrown a perfect game.

A horribly blown call by first base umpire Jim Joyce kept Galarraga from etching his name in the annals of Major League Baseball history.

While the call was undeniably awful, it got me thinking: Was Joyce's call one of sports' all-time worst, or was it merely an understandable mistake on a tough-to-tell play?

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