Governor Granholm issues proclamation that Galarrage pitched perfect game

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) - In response to Wednesday night's blown call, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm has issued a proclamation declaring that Armando Galarraga did pitch a perfect game.

The official proclamation reads as follows:

Whereas, pitching a perfect game is considered one of the crowning achievements of sport, attained only 20 times in the history of Major League Baseball; and,

Whereas, a perfect game is defined as when a pitcher or pitchers retire each batter during the course of a game lasting at least nine innings; and,

Whereas, Armando Galarraga retired all 27 players in order, a feat no Tigers pitcher has ever accomplished; and,

Whereas, an umpire’s missed call resulted in Armando Galarraga being charged a hit that clearly should have been an out; and,

Whereas, the umpire graciously admitted his mistake after the game ended; and,

Whereas, video replays unmistakably show Galarraga to have retired all batters;

Now, Therefore, be it Resolved that I, Jennifer M. Granholm, governor of the state of Michigan, do hereby declare Armando Galarraga to have pitched a perfect game, and I join Tigers fans all across the globe in saluting his unassailable accomplishment — the first perfect game in Tigers history.