Talk:For Love of the Game (film)

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What happend to the last version of this article? It was very informative and had contrasting differences between the book and movie. It was here last time I checked for the film, possibly a month or two ago. Is there a way to revert back to this version which had a detailed film summary? --Tanner65 01:34, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

In the Fact vs. Fiction portion of the article, it is mentioned that no Detroit Tigers pitcher has thrown a perfect game, as the Chapel character did in the film. But, it fails to mention the fact there should have been one perfect game thrown by a Tigers pitcher. On 2 June, 2010, Armando Galarraga had retired the first 26 Cleveland Indian hitters. Galarraga induced Cleveland shortstop Jason Donald to hit a ground ball to Tiger first baseman Miguel Cabrera. But, since the ground ball took Cabrera away from first base, Galarraga went to "cover" and received a throw from Cabrera in time to record the out. But, first base umpire Jim Joyce didn't see it that way and called Donald safe. After the game, media members showed Joyce the replay and Joyce admitted that he had taken away a perfect game from Galarraga. Joyce went to the Tiger locker room and apologized to Galarraga and the two men hugged. The next night, with Joyce working behind home plate (standard umpire rotation; clockwise from home plate), Galarraga was sent out with the Tigers' lineup card and the two men hugged again. Although then-Commissioner Bud Selig, who could have ordered the mistake to be corrected and give Galarraga the perfect game, refrained from doing so, Major League Baseball used that play and several others to eventually expand MLB's replay system in 2013. 2601:1C0:4F01:32E9:BCD9:4E69:1E40:86BE (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 05:17, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

What it should have been and what it's recorded as, are two different things. MLB does not recognize this as a perfect game. JOJ Hutton 13:29, 31 December 2015 (UTC)