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Steve Czaban is a 25 year sports radio veteran, who hosts an afternoon drive show in Washington D.C. "Czabe" also writes and edits his own commentaries for www.czabe.com and other on-line and print publications. He can be reached at czabe@yahoo.com.

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    Should be pointed out that the Yankee manager at that time was the infamous Billy Martin. Umpire crew from original game suspected he would try “something” to negate the Brett HR. They, rightfully, deduced he would claim runners had missed bases and that the new crew couldn’t properly judge this, giving him a reason to protest the game himself.

    New umpire crew had sworn affidavits from previous crew attesting to all runners having touched bases which they presented to Martin when he tried to appeal the missed bases.

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    Edward Sanchez

    Not to be a stickler or anything but that game was in Kansas City. Note the “Royals” on the KC uniforms and the “NY” on the Yankees unis. Home jerseys for the former and road jerseys for the latter. Still an epic memory and one I have as well.

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      You’re not a stickler, just plain wrong! The Yankees are wearing their home pinstripes and the Royals are in their powder blue road gear. The field is also natural grass (Yankee stadium). If the game was in Kansas City, you’d see artificial turf which is what Kaufman Stadium had at that time.

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    I attended the Iowa Cubs fan fest in the late 90s, with both Brett and McClelland as guests. As the evening was winding down and only a small gathering of fans remained, someone asked Brett, how after all these years he could sit next to “that man” on the panel. Brett’s response, “Are you kidding? If it weren’t for him I would just be known as the guy who had hemorrhoids. “

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    Hosel Rocket

    Just went back and watched it on YouTube. The biggest question is, “Where’s the KC manager when all if that was going down?”

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    Having a cable system in Harrisburg, PA, that, at the time, carried both WPIX (Yankees) and WWOR (Mets) out of NYC, I was fortunate enough to have viewed this first-hand. One of the funniest things I ever saw. Oh, and I think Tim McClelland would have beaten the crap out of Brett…he’s a pretty big dude.


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