Umpires and Yankees manager Billy Martin placed the bat on home plate at Yankee Stadium to measure the amount of pine tar on George Brett's bat.
George Brett flew into a rage when umpires called him out for having too much pine tar on his bat.
Brett screamed at the umpire who called him out because of pine tar on his bat.
George Brett posed with his famous pine tar bat.
George Brett talked with reporters at the Kansas City International Airport on July 29, 1983, about the American League president's decision to reinstate his two-run homer against the Yankees.
One day after the pine tar game, George Brett wiped down a new bat down during batting practice before a game against the Cleveland Indians.
MARY E. SCHULTE
— THE STAR
George Brett and his pine tar bat are a major part of the Royals display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
George Brett laughed about the pine tar incident during a press conference July 9 in New York.