10 Controversial Calls in Sports History

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  • 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
  • Pittsburgh Steelers, Jerome Bettis, Detroit Lions

Atlanta Braves vs. Minnesota Twins (1991)

In Game 2 of the MLB World Series, Minnesota Twins first baseman Kent Hrbek, above, was accused of lifting the leg of Atlanta Braves player Ron Gant off base to get him called out. Gant was ruled out and, along with his coaches, cried foul on the call. But umpire Drew Coble ruled it fair. The Twins won the match and the rest of the series that year. 

(Photo: Ken Levine/ Getty)

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