Apr 21, 2014 in Sports/Entertainment. 0 Comment
It’s been a long time coming for instant replays in the MLB, and the impact has been realized almost immediately. Many fans can name major plays in the past that would have definitely been overturned had there been a replay. Some of them have occurred in major game situations, such as in the World Series, while others have only affected a player’s record.
One for the Record Books
Armando Galarraga’s 28 out perfect game is one that could have been looked at by the commissioner’s office, or the umpires could have set a precedent by reviewing it. Three stats would have been affected: the 28th batter would have been down one AB that he didn’t get a hit on, the 27th batter would be down a hit, and Galarraga would have recorded the 21st perfect game in MLB history; the third in 2010. But the past is the past, and instant replay is now happening.