George Brett


In the years following the famed incident, Hall of Famer George Brett’s son Jackson would often request of that memorable moment, “Hey, dad. Put on that video where you go crazy.” Baseball is decorated with many notables home runs, but few are commemorated with their own name, such as Babe Ruth’s “Called Shot,” Bobby Thompson’s “Shot Heard ‘Round The World,” and Gabby Hartnett’s “Homer in the Gloamin’.” So, it stands to reason that the events of the “Pine Tar Incident” should be reviewed and reflected upon for good measure every July 24 on its anniversary. Before manager Bud Black took a role with the Rockies as the commander and chief of Colorado’s finest baseball club, he was an accomplished pitcher…