Governor Granholm issues proclamation that Galarrage pitched perfect game
11:23 AM, Jun 3, 2010
12:08 PM, Jun 3, 2010
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;
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.
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