A win for common sense
Would MLB overturn umpires' decision if Pine Tar Game happened today?
As the 30th anniversary of the Pine Tar Game approaches (July 24), we will no doubt see replays of a furious George Brett charging from the visiting dugout at Yankee Stadium after rookie umpire Tim McClelland ruled that his two-out, two-run homer off Rich Gossage in the ninth was nullified because the pine tar on his bat was more than 18 inches above the handle. That call changed the Royals' 5-4 lead into a 4-3 Yankees victory and ignited not only Brett's fury but also a nationwide debate.
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