Mich. governor awards Galarraga 'perfect game'

Governor Jennifer Granholm gives Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga what the umpire didn't: a perfect game

Published June 3, 2010 3:21PM (EDT)

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm says Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga "was robbed" of a perfect game by an umpire's blown call.

Granholm posted a comment on Twitter after Wednesday night's game saying she was issuing a proclamation "declaring Galarraga pitched a perfect game." She made similar comments Thursday on Mackinac Island during an interview with WJR radio.

First base umpire Jim Joyce declared a runner safe with two outs left in the ninth inning, costing Galarraga a perfect game. After seeing the replay, Joyce said he blew the call and apologized to the pitcher for not realizing Cleveland's Jason Donald didn't beat the throw to first base.

By Associated Press

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