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.