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Brett Pine Tar

Home plate umpire Tim McClelland, left, keeps an eye on Kansas City's George Brett as he works the handle of his bat in Detroit, July 29, 1983, during the first tinning of the game with Detroit. McClelland was the umpire that called Brett out in the pine tar incident last Sunday in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Sheinwald)

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Brett Pine Tar

Royals' third baseman George Brett talks with the news media at Kansas City International Airport, July 28, 1983, after the American League president, Lee MacPhail overruled the umpires and reinstated Brett's 2-run homer. Brett was called out for using an illegal bat because of excess pine tar. The Royals were leaving Kansas City for a series of games at Detroit. (AP Photo/Doug Atkins)

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Brett Pine Tar

Baseball umpires attorney Richard Phillips tells newsmen in Philadelphia, July 28, 1983, that the umpires aren't happy with a league ruling overturning their call that George Brett of the Kansas City Royals was out for hitting a home run with a bat with too much pine tar. "It is not going to sit well with our membership," said Phillips, counsel for the Major League Umpires Association. (AP Photo/Bill Ingraham)

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