Don Denkinger

Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Todd Worrell (R) shares a laugh with former American League umpire Don Denkinger before the start of the Baseball Writers Association of America - St. Louis Chapter Annual dinners and awards program in St. Louis on January 18, 2010. Denkinger missed a play at first base involving Worrell during the 1985 World Series between the Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Don Denkinger Ready For Royals World Series

Umpire whose blown call in 1985 series between Kansas City & St. Louis is now retired in Arizona


Mike Napoli #25 of the Texas Rangers argues a call with first base umpire Ron Kulpa after Matt Holliday #7 of the St. Louis Cardinals is called safe after a tag in the fourth inning during Game Three of the MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 22, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Umpire Kulpa Misses Call, Cards’ Rally Starts

Ron Kulpa is in his 13th year in the majors and this is his first World Series. He was picked before it was known the team he grew up dreaming of playing for would be involved.


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