Washington (CNN) - Just one day after Detroit Tigers' pitcher Armando Galarraga was robbed of a perfect game by a heartbreaking missed call, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm is ripping up the scorecard and proclaiming the game perfect.
Noting that umpire Jim Joyce admitted he was mistaken in calling Indians player Jason Donald safe at first base with a perfect game on the line in the ninth inning, Granholm is fixing the mistake, even if Major League Baseball won't.
"Now, Therefore, be it Resolved that I, Jennifer M. Granholm, governor of the state of Michigan, do hereby declare Armando Galarraga to have pitched a perfect game, and I join Tigers fans all across the globe in saluting his unassailable accomplishment – the first perfect game in Tigers history," the proclamation reads.
Outcry against umpire Jim Joyce has been fierce Thursday. The New York Times called the botched call "easily the most egregious blown call in baseball over the last 25 years."
And the umpire himself – while not allowed to view an instant replay during the game – knew the score afterward.
"I just cost that kid a perfect game," Joyce said. "I thought he beat the throw. I was convinced he beat the throw, until I saw the replay."
(Read the proclamation below)
"Whereas, pitching a perfect game is considered one of the crowning achievements of sport, attained only 20 times in the history of Major League Baseball; and,
"Whereas, a perfect game is defined as when a pitcher or pitchers retire each batter during the course of a game lasting at least nine innings; and,
"Whereas, Armando Galarraga retired all 27 players in order, a feat no Tigers pitcher has ever accomplished; and,
"Whereas, an umpire's missed call resulted in Armando Galarraga being charged a hit that clearly should have been an out; and,
"Whereas, the umpire graciously admitted his mistake after the game ended; and,
"Whereas, video replays unmistakably show Galarraga to have retired all batters;
"Now, Therefore, be it Resolved that I, Jennifer M. Granholm, governor of the state of Michigan, do hereby declare Armando Galarraga to have pitched a perfect game, and I join Tigers fans all across the globe in saluting his unassailable accomplishment – the first perfect game in Tigers history."