On July 24, 1983 — George Brett’s ninth-inning homer putting the Royals ahead is disallowed when the umpires rule the third baseman used too much pine tar on his bat, a Marv Throneberry model. American League president Lee MacPhail will overrule the decision, and on August 18th, the game resumes with the Royals beating the Yankees, 4-3.

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