On this day: July 24

POSTED: 10:23 PM PDT Jul 23, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 23, 2016 

An aviation pioneer is born, a lost city is rediscovered, a famous comedy duo performs together for the first time, George Brett flips out, and Apollo 11 splashes down, all on this day.

OTD July 24 - George Brett
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Royals Hall of Fame

1983: In what became known as "The Pine Tar Incident," Kansas City Royal George Brett hits a game-winning two-run home run in Yankees Stadium, but the home run is nullified and the Yankees given the win after umpires rule Brett had too much pine tar on his bat. An angry Brett charged out of the dugout and was immediately ejected. The Royals protested the game and it was later replayed from the point of Brett's home run, ending in a victory for Kansas City.


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