5 Moments When We Wish Baseball Had Instant Replay

PHOTO: Mike Matheny of the St. Louis Cardinals argues a call with home plate umpire, Paul Emmel, during Game Four of the 2013 World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Oct. 27, 2013.
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Beginning this season, Major League Baseball teams will be allowed to show contested plays on stadium screens and coaches will be allowed up to two instant replay challenges per game.

That means no more blaming the umpire. The challenges will be sent to a team at a New York City studio who will review the calls from multiple angles, according to MLB.com.

Under the new rules, if a manager's first challenge is successful, they will be allowed a second one during the game.

For many baseball fans, the news is a long time coming.

Click through to see five (of the many) notorious moments we would have loved to watch on instant replay.

PHOTO: In this file photo, pitcher Armando Galarraga, left, of the Detroit Tigers covers first base as Jason Donald, right, of the Cleveland Indians steps on the bag while umpire Jim Joyce, background center, watches on Jun. 2, 2010 in Detroit, Mich.
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Pitcher's Perfect Game Ruined By Umpire's Call

All it took was one wrong call to rob Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga of a spot in the record books.

Galarraga was one out from a perfect game on June 2, 2010 when the Cleveland Indians' Jason Donald grounded to first base.

Galarraga covered the bag with plenty of time and was ready to celebrate with his teammates when umpire Jim Joyce ruled the runner was safe.

The Tigers won the game, but after, Galarraga's teammates let Joyce know they were unhappy with his call.

Joyce owned up to the mistake and was praised for how he handled the situation. He went to the Tigers locker room after watching a replay and tearfully asked to apologize to Galarraga.

"After I heard from the Tigers, who had obviously seen a replay, I asked the guy in the [video] room to cue up the play as soon as we got in," Joyce told MLB.com, "and I missed it from here to that wall.

"I had a great angle, and I missed the call."

PHOTO: Baltimore Orioles right fielder Tony Tarasco stretches for the ball as New York Yankees fan Jeff Maier reaches out to grab it during Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees in New York, Oct. 9, 1996.
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Boy Catches Derek Jeter's "Home Run"

Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter hit a ball deep into right field during Game 1 of the American League Championship Series in 1996 when the New York Yankees faced off against the Baltimore Orioles.

Tony Tarasco, the Orioles' right fielder backed up to a wall to make the catch, but 12-year-old fan Jeffrey Maier beat him to it.

The hit was declared a home run and tied the ballgame 4-4 in the eighth inning. Fan interference was denied. The Yankees went on to win the World Series that year. Replays show that the ball would not have gone over the fence and would likely have been caught by Tarasco.

PHOTO: Umpire Don Denkinger looks on as St. Cardinals pitcher Todd Worrell stretches out to catch the ball as Kansas City Royals batter Jorge Orta steps on the base during the ninth inning in Game 6 of baseballs World Series in Kansas City, Mo.
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Kansas City Royals Win the 1985 World Series

During the ninth inning of Game 6 of the 1985 World Series, umpire Don Denkinger called the Royals' Jorge Orta safe at first base.

Television replays, however, showed that St. Louis pitcher Todd Worrell had beaten him to the bag.

The Royals went on to win the game 2-1 and eventually the World Series.

PHOTO: Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers reacts to a home run ball hit by Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees in the bottom of the second inning of Game 4 of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium in New York, Oct. 19, 2010.
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Robinson Cano's Hit Declared A Home Run

During the 2010 American League Championship, Yankees slugger Robinson Cano hit a ball deep into right field.

Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers backed up against a wall to make the catch, however it appeared the ball was deflected into the stands by some Yankees fans.

An umpire ruled it a home run, no interference.

PHOTO: Matt Holiday slides past the plate to score the winning run as Padres catcher Michael Barrett drops the ball in the Rockies 13th inning victory at Coors Field in Denver, Oct. 1, 2007.
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Was Matt Holliday Safe?

Sure, the San Diego Padres probably wouldn't have won the game anyway, but a bad call that helped send the Colorado Rockies to the playoffs has lived on in baseball infamy as an example of why the sport needs instant replay. In a game to decide which team would win the National League Wild Card, a close play at home plate helped make the decision. Rockies outfielder Matt Holliday was called safe but on further review, many fans claimed Holliday's fingers never touched home plate. Nevertheless, the Rockies did well in the postseason and went on to the 2007 World Series.

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