PINE TAR BAT DAY
Kansas City Royals’ George Brett slammed a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Royals a 5-4 lead over the New York Yankees!
New York Yankees Manager Billy Martin complained there was too much pine tar on the bat used by Brett. The distance limit for pine tar on a bat handle is 18 inches. The umpires measured the bat, using home plate as a measuring stick, and they decided that Brett did have too much pine tar…so they called him out!
The president of the American League, Lee McPhail, later reversed the umpires’ decision on the pine tar incident and ruled that the game was suspended — with the Royals leading, 5-4.
The game was completed 3 1/2 weeks later, on August 18, with the Royals winning 5-4.
The bat is now in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown
Walt Disney released their 25th full-length cartoon The Black Cauldron
This was the most-expensive Disney film at the time, costing $25 million
Pantera released Cowboys From Hell
“Every cowboy loves a little rock ‘n roll” – Chris LeDoux
Saving Private Ryan, opened in theaters nationwide!
Directed & produced by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Hanks & Matt Damon, the movie earned $30.58 million the first weekend.
and then lastly…
Happy 36th birthday to Jerrod Niemann!
Jerrod Lee Niemann was born on July 24, 1979 in Harper, Kansas