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MLB's first replay involves A-Rod home run

The first instance of Major League Baseball's instant replay involved not only the Yankees but Alex Rodriguez.  In this case, the call was fair or foul and actually was only slightly in dispute and not particularly critical.  It came last night in the top of the ninth with the Yankees already ahead of the Rays by three runs, 6-3.  A-Rod's homer, which was initially ruled fair and with the call remaining that way after review, made it 8-3 at the time.  New York beat Tampa Bay, 8-4.

A Rodriguez homer earlier this year against the Orioles was one of several that turned up the volume on the calls for replay.  In that instance, the home run was incorrectly disallowed and ruled a double.

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So here's a look at how it worked.


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