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Enraged Brett, Royals win "Pine Tar" protest

Updated: July 24, 2003, 3:25 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

July 24, 1983

For the first time in major league history, a contest seemingly ends with a player hitting a game-losing homer. The Kansas City Royals are trailing the Yankees, 4-3, with two outs in the ninth when George Brett bangs a drive off Goose Gossage into the Yankee Stadium seats for an apparent two-run homer.

But Yankees manager Billy Martin protests, claiming Brett is using an illegal bat because it has too much pine tar on it. In the dugout, Brett is laughing at the ...

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