[post_page_title]Don Denkinger costs St. Louis the World Series[/post_page_title]
It’s October 26, 1985, Game 6 of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals. The Cardinals were leading the series 3-2 and were up 1-nothing in the game. The Royals are up to bat in the bottom of the ninth and Jorge Orta gets a hit between first and second. Reliever Todd Worrell heads to first, letting first baseman Jack Clark field the ball, throwing to Worrell at first. It was a close call, and first base umpire Don Denkinger called Orta safe at first. The Royals are able to rally after the call and won 2-1. They’d go on to thrash the Cards 11-0 in Game 7, leaving many to question whether or not Denkinger cost the Cards the world series.
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