MLB Infamous Umpires

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Claim to NotorietyUmpireYears Service
1972 - Called a 3-2 Milt Pappas pitch ball four with Pappas one out from a perfect game.1971-2007
1983 - Ruled Royals' George Brett out after Brett had hit a home run but used too much pine tar on his bat.1983-pres.
1985 - Ruled Royals' Jose Orta safe at first in Game 6 of the World Series. The incorrect call helped the Royals win the game 2-1. Kansas City then won Game 7 and the series.1969-1998
1996 - Ruled a home run instead of fan interference on a Derek Jeter fly ball in Game 1 of the ALCS between the Orioles and Yankees. The Yankees won the game and series.1975-1999
1997 - His large strike zone in Game 5 of the NLCS helped Marlins' Livan Hernandez strike out 15 batters in a 2-1 win over the Braves.1975-1999
2005 - Ruled Angels' Josh Paul had not caught strike 3 in Game 2 of the ALCS, allowing A.J. Pierzynski to reach first. A pinch runner went on to score the winning run.1989-pres.
2003 - Named worst umpire by the players in a Sports Illustrated poll. Named the worst again in 2006 in SI, and again in a 2010 ESPN poll.1996-pres.
2009 - Ruled a Joe Mauer line drive foul in Game 2 of the ALDS between the Twins and eventual winner Yankees, although the ball had touched a Yankees player in fair territory.1991-1993, 1999-pres.
2010 - Ruled Indians' Jason Donald safe on what should have been the 27th out of a perfect game.1987-pres.
2010 - Publicly called the length of Yankees and Red Sox games 'pathetic and embarrassing.' Later involved in controversial calls against the White Sox and Nationals.1976, 1978-1999, 2002-pres.

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