Thirty-one years ago today, George Brett was involved in a little pine tar fiasco ...
The 31st anniversary of George Brett's Pine Tar Game
George Brett has an AL MVP Award, 3,154 career hits and a 1985 World Series ring, but is perhaps best remembered for one memorable game on July 24, 1983.
The Royals third baseman hit a two-run homer off Yankees pitcher Goose Gossage in the ninth inning, but was called out for using too much pine tar on his bat. Brett disagreed (just a bit) and flew out of the dugout to argue his case. Eventually, the home run was awarded to the Royals by AL president Lee MacPhail and the game continued from that point (with a K.C. win) a month later.
But the thing we all remember is Brett's impassioned reaction. Hell hath no fury: