George Brett and The Pine Tar Game

It’s one of the most replayed video clips in MLB history: George Brett charging out of the dugout like he wanted to kill someone. He had just had a home run nullified because of excessive pine tar and he was displeased. The league office would eventually overturn the call, saying that it was technically correct but stupid. The remainder of the game would be replayed and it became a Kansas City win instead of a loss. No one remembers that part. Nowadays it’s just good for storytellin’, and Sports Illustrated does a good job of getting everyone’s best lines.

An oral history of the Pine Tar Game, 7.24.13