Mark StarrFebruary 10, 2010 09:51Updated May 30, 2010 12:20
BOSTON — Sports lore is replete with memorable blunders.
Back in 1929, a lineman named Roy Riegels picked up a fumble and ran 65 yards the wrong way to cost University of California the Rose Bowl against Georgia Tech. In 1937, Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Mickey Owens dropped a game-ending third strike and the New York Yankees rallied to win the World Series. And in 1968, Argentine golfer Roberto De Vicenzo signed an incorrect scorecard following the final round of the Masters tournament, losing his spot in a playoff. “What a stupid I am,” he said afterwards.