Los Angeles Times

The Pine Tar Incident

The Pine Tar IncidentGeorge Brett one of the best-known Kansas City Royals, and he was elected to the Hall of Fame on his first ballot. But aside from his stellar play, he is best remembered for the 1983 game against the New York Yankees in which he was accused of using too much pine tar on his bat when he hit the game-winning home run. The home run with one on in the top of the ninth was disallowed by the umpires that day and Brett was called out, ending the game with the Yankees winning. The decision was later overturned by Major League Baseball and on August 18, 1983 the game resumed with Brett's home run on the score board. The Royals held on for the 5-4 win. AP PHOTO/ROBERT F. RODRIGUEZ
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