Wednesday, July 23, 2008

On 25th anniversary, Brett recalls pine tar homer

On 25th anniversary, Brett recalls pine tar homer:
"KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- George Brett says he's surprised that people still make a big deal out of his 1983 'pine tar' home run at Yankee Stadium.

The Kansas City Royals Hall of Famer's ninth-inning blast was taken away after umpires ruled the pine tar on Brett's bat extended too far up the shaft. Brett erupted from the dugout in one of baseball's all-time tirades.

The Royals protested the call, it was later overturned, and the two teams finished the game weeks later. The Royals won 5-4."
It just doesn't seem that long ago...

What a game! And what an anti-climax when they had to get back together for the final three outs.

1 comment:

MB said...

Yeah...I can still remember Brett running out of the dugout SO MAD!!!

I'll bet Brett won't ever forget it the incident either. LOL!