Most controversial calls in playoff history

Fans will be talking about the call in Game 2 of the ALCS for years to come.

Originally Published: October 13, 2005
By Rob Neyer | ESPN Insider
About last night's strange turn of events in Chicago, Tim McCarver said, "This controversy will go on, and on, and on."

No matter what happens in the rest of the American League Championship Series, McCarver is probably right. Because no matter who wins and who loses, these things tend to assume lives of their own, and often they attain a certain strain of immortality. As it happens, the immortal things all seem to have happened since World War II, perhaps because it's only in the last 60-odd years that various forms of photography were sophisticated enough to decisively prove that umpires actually blew calls in critical situations. Just flat missed them.

Here, then, are some of those moments they're still talking about, whether 57 years ago or (in one case) 12 hours ago: