July 24, 1983 - The infamous Pine Tar incident with George Brett

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George Brett of the Kansas City Royals was ejected from a game against the New York Yankees for charging the home plate umpire after he ruled that Brett’s go-ahead, ninth inning home run off Rich Gossage would not count because there was too much pine tar on his bat. It is a legendary moment in baseball history and one of the most famous player-umpire arguments in the history of MLB.

July 24, 1983 - The infamous Pine Tar incident with George Brett

It is a legendary moment in baseball history. Upon hearing that his game-winning home run would be wiped away, Kansas City Royals third baseman George Brett races out of the dugout and into one of the most famous player-umpire arguments in the history of MLB.

"If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing your grandmother with her teeth out." - George Brett
Brett is one of four players in MLB history to accumulate 3,000 hits, 300 home runs, and a career .300 batting average (the others being Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Stan Musial).

"If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing your grandmother with her teeth out." - George Brett

Brett is one of four players in MLB history to accumulate 3,000 hits, 300 home runs, and a career .300 batting average (the others being Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Stan Musial).

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