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Armando Galarraga joins nine other pitchers who have lost a perfect game on the 27th batter. Two others were on questionable calls.

• July 4, 1908, Hooks Wiltse, New York Giants: Hit batsman, Phillies pitcher George McQuillan, on a 2–2 count in a scoreless game — the only time a 0–0 perfect game has been broken up by the 27th batter. Umpire Cy Rigler later admitted that he should have called the previous pitch strike 3. Wiltse won 1–0 in 19 innings — the longest complete game no-hitter, since matched twice.

Aug. 5, 1932, Tommy Bridges, Detroit Tigers: Pinch-hit single to the Washington Senators' Dave Harris.

June 27, 1958, Billy Pierce, Chicago White Sox: A double, which landed just inches in fair territory, on his first pitch to Senators pinch hitter Ed Fitz Gerald.

Sept. 2, 1972, Milt Pappas, Chicago Cubs: Walked San Diego Padres pinch hitter Larry Stahl on a borderline 3–2 pitch and finished with a no-hitter. Plate umpire, Bruce Froemming, went on to work a record 11 no-hitters. Pappas said years later that he continued to bear ill will toward Froemming.

April 15, 1983, Milt Wilcox, Tigers: Pinch-hit single to the White Sox' Jerry Hairston.

May 2, 1988, Ron Robinson, Cincinnati Reds: Single to Expos' Wallace Johnson, followed by a two-run homer to Tim Raines before being removed from the game. Robinson won, 3-2.

Aug. 4, 1989, Dave Stieb, Toronto Blue Jays: Double to the Yankees' Roberto Kelly, followed by an RBI single by Steve Sax. Stieb finished with a 2–1 victory.

April 20, 1990, Brian Holman, Seattle Mariners: Home run to Ken Phelps of the Oakland Athletics.

Sept. 2, 2001, Mike Mussina, Yankees: Two-strike single to Boston Red Sox pinch hitter Carl Everett.

June 2, 2010, Armando Galarraga, Tigers: Infield single to Jason Donald of the Cleveland Indians. First-base umpire Jim Joyce acknowledged that he had made a bad call. A perfect game would have been the third in 24 days.

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