Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

The game was very ordinary until the fateful top of the ninth inning. Dale Murray was still pitching for the Yankees, seeking his second relief win in three games. He retired the first two Royals, but shortstop U.L. Washington, who up until this point had one hit in 17 at-bats in the series, singled to center. Billy Martin brought in closer Goose Gossage, who was in his 12th big-league season with a 2.05 ERA coming into the game. Read more about the “Pine Tar Game” thanks to the SABR Games Project. http://goo.gl/fG6uyh

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