Brett candidly recalls the Pine Tar Game

Originally Published: July 24, 2008
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

It might be the most replayed baseball highlight from the last quarter century: George Brett -- eyes bulging, arms flailing -- sprinting out of the visitor's dugout at Yankee Stadium with intent, it seemed, to kill the home plate umpire, Tim McClelland.

"That," Yankees pitcher Goose Gossage said, "was the maddest human being that I've ever seen in my life."

It was the famed Pine Tar Game -- Royals against the Yankees -- and Thursday marks its 25th anniversary. Brett says ...

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