10 Controversial Calls in Sports History

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  • Pittsburgh Steelers, Jerome Bettis, Detroit Lions
  • Chicago Bulls, Utah Jazz, Michael Jordan
  • New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles
  • Scottie Pippen, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks
  • Kent Hrbek, Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins
  • University of Colorado, University of Missouri, football
  • Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, NFL replacement referees
  • Jay Cutler, Denver Broncos, NFL
  • New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, NFL
  • Dallas Stars, hockey, NHL, Stanley Cup, Buffalo Sabres

New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles (1996)

In game one in the 1996 American League Championship Series, 12-year-old Yankee fan Jeffrey Maier reached out and caught a fly ball intended for Orioles right fielder Tony Tarasco. Umpire Rich Garcia signaled a home run for Yankee rookie Derek Jeter, but "upon seeing a replay after the game, Garcia admitted he had been wrong in awarding Jeter a homer," MLB.com writes

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