A year after near-miss, no Galarraga-Joyce reunion

June 2, 2011 - 5:44 PM
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FILE - In this June 3, 2010 file photo, home plate umpire Jim Joyce, left, shakes hands with Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga while handing the lineup card on the field before a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Detroit, the day after Galarrage lost his bid for a perfect game. Major League Baseball put a rule into effect this season that Joyce cannot umpire any games in which Galarraga's team plays. The edict came after Galarraga and Joyce co-authored a book about the game in Detroit last June 2. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Exactly a year after a missed call cost him a perfect game, there was no reunion between pitcher Armando Galarraga and umpire Jim Joyce.

There won't ever be one, in fact, on a big league field while they're both still active.

Major League Baseball put a rule into effect this season that Joyce cannot umpire any games in which Galarraga's team plays. The edict came after Galarraga and Joyce co-authored a book about that game in Detroit last June 2.

Joyce called Cleveland's Jason Donald safe at first base on what would've been the final out. After the Tigers won, Joyce apologized to Galarraga for getting it wrong.

Galarraga was traded from the Tigers to Arizona in the offseason. He was sent down to Triple-A last month.