Pluperfect

Well, the umpire blew what should have been the final call of the game and per­fec­tion is ruined, at least as far as the record book is con­cerned. My ques­tion is does this leave Arman­do Galar­ra­ga with an accom­plish­ment nev­er before achieved?

A per­fect game is 27 outs with no one reach­ing base. Galar­ra­ga and the Tigers retired 28 with no one reach­ing base (if you ignore the umpire’s error).

Since it seems that instant replay is only a mat­ter of time for base­ball, Galar­ra­ga’s plu­per­fect game may “for­ev­er” stand as a unique accomplishment.

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