LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm has issued an official proclamation declaring that Detroit Tiger Armando Gallaraga pitched a perfect game Wednesday night. That is not the way it will appear in the record books because of an umpire's wrong call in the ninth inning. The governor says Gallaraga and Tigers fans were "robbed."
"Bottom line is it was a perfect game. We all know it was a perfect game. I'll declare it a perfect game for whatever that's worth," Granholm says.
DETROIT – Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers lost his bid for a perfect game Wednesday night with two outs in the ninth inning on a disputed call at first base. Replays appeared to show Cleveland hitter Jason Donald was out.
Tigers manager Jim Leyland immediately argued the call with first base umpire Jim Joyce and was joined by several Detroit players who surrounded the ump after the Tigers beat the Indians 3-0.
Galarraga (2-1) was in complete control throughout the night and on track for the third perfect game of the season.
Legislation headed for Gov. Jennifer Granholm's desk would allow Michigan school districts to use money received through agreements with tribal-run casinos to fund college scholarship programs.
The Senate unanimously approved the bill on Wednesday.
Michigan has more than 20 casinos run by American Indian tribes. The tribes have agreements with the state that typically provides 2 percent of certain gaming revenue to local governments, including schools.