Here’s to George Brett, my all-time favorite KC Royals player, who turns 60 today.
In honor of the day, let’s go down memory lane. It’s crazy, but it was 30 years ago this season that George Brett and pine tar became one and the same.
George smacked a two run home run in the top of the ninth inning, which gave the Royals a one-run lead. The umpire, however, after being alerted by the Yankee’s manager, ruled Brett out for having too much pine tar, which would have caused the Royals to lose the game.
The Royals protested, the homer was restored.
It has become the “Pine Tar Incident” ever since.
And, 30 years later, the Royals are doing pretty well — only 2 1/2 games out of first place.
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