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Top 17 Most Controversial Sports Calls

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13. The Denkinger Game

1985 World Series: Kansas City Royals vs. St. Louis Cardinals: Many thought the 1985 World Series was boring due to low scoring and few exciting plays. But that all changed in the bottom of the 9th of Game 6 when Jorge Orta led off for the Royals against Cardinals pitcher Todd Worrell. The Royals were down 1-0 in the game. Orta hit a ground ball to first base, fielded by Cardinals first baseman Jack Clark. Clark threw over to Worrell, who was running over to cover first base.

Worrell beat Orta to first base but umpire Don Denkinger called Orta safe. The Royals eventually won the game and the series, but Denkinger’s bad call at first is all that is remembered. (Photo: AP)

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