A win for common sense

Would MLB overturn umpires' decision if Pine Tar Game happened today?

Originally Published: July 24, 2013
By Steve Wulf | ESPN.com

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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