A game-winning home run becomes a game loser — and 25 days later, it's turned back into the game-winner.
That alone would warrant an entry in baseball's history books.
But cast it with David and Goliath, include a temper tantrum of epic proportion, and hinge it all on an obscure old rule — and you've got the infamous Pine Tar Game.
That 1983 game between the New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals is recounted in a new book by New York Daily News sports columnist Filip Bondy.
The Context: Rivalries And Rules