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George Brett and the Pine Tar Incident baseball, kansas city royals
Caption: ONLY FIVE PEOPLE INCLUDING BRETT WERE PUBLISHED. Brett yelling at the umpire who called him out because of pine tar on his bat. The Brett Years. King George. George Brett, will be the first Kansas City Royals player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. CUTLINE 1983: Hit the dramatic Pine Tar home run on July 24 at Yankee Stadium against Goose Gossage. Date: 19990704 Category: S
Royals third baseman George Brett talks with reporters at the Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, July 29, 1983, about the American League president's decision to reinstate his 2-run homer in last Sunday’s game with the Yankees. He was called out for using an illegal bat because of excessive pine tar. The Royals were leaving Kansas City for a series with the Detroit Tigers. (AP Photo/Doug Atkins)
Royal's third baseman George Brett (5) wipes a new bat down with a pine tar rag during batting practice before game with the Cleveland Indians in Kansas City, July 25, 1983. Brett was called out Sunday for using a bat with pine tar too far down the bat after hitting a two-run homer in the 9th inning game with the Yankees. (AP Photo/Doug Atkins)
Caption: schulte cooperstown travel Cooperstown, New York. George Brett. Kansas City Royals. CUTLINE Brett and his pine tar bat are high profile in the Royals display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Photographer: MARY E. SCHULTE Credit: THE STAR Date: 19990704 Category: T
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FILE - In this July 9, 2013 file photo, Kansas City Royals interim hitting coach and Hall of Famer George Brett discusses the pine tar game in which Brett was called out for using a bat on which pine tar exceeded the 18-inch limit, during a news conference at Yankee Stadium in New York. The 30th anniversary of the game is Thursday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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