Worrell discusses bad call in '85 Series

Originally Published: March 15, 2011
By Anna McDonald | Special to Page 2

Any talk about the worst calls in sports ultimately includes one at the top of any list: Umpire Don Denkinger's first-base call in the 1985 World Series.

The story begins with a picture called "The Call."

It reveals Cardinals pitcher Todd Worrell beating Jorge Orta of the Kansas City Royals to the first-base bag for the first out of the bottom of the ninth inning in the 1985 World Series. But that's when first-base umpire Denkinger called Orta safe. The Royals, ...

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