Umpire Tim McClelland is certainly no stranger to controversial calls. In 1983, a decision he made concerning the limit of pine tar on the bat of the Kansas City Royals' George Brett (second from right) set off one of the most infamous tirades in sports history. The Royals were facing the Yankees during the regular season and were down to their final out, trailing 4-3 with famed closer Goose Gossage on the mound for the Yankees. Brett came to the plate and hit a two-run home run to give Kansas City the lead. Yankees manager Billy Martin appealed to McClelland to check the amount of pine tar on Brett's bat. The umpiring crew examined the bat and determined that the pine tar limit exceeded the allowed limit by baseball rules. McClelland disallowed the home run, called Brett out and declared the game over. Brett reacted in a way that would have made John McEnroe proud. The Royals protested the game and McCelland's call was overturned by American League president Lee MacPhail four days later and the game was scheduled to resume 21 days later. The Royals won, 5-4.