VIDEO: Johnny Bench and The Baseball Bunch recreate The Pine Tar Incident

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From 1980 to 1985, The Baseball Bunch was a television show airing on Saturdays during the baseball season. It starred Johnny Bench as the host teaching a group of kids about baseball fundamentals and history, with special appearances from The Famous Chicken.

This clip is from 1983 when guest Rick Dempsey (catcher with the Baltimore Orioles) helped Bench and The Bunch recreate the famous Pine Tar Incident that involved George Brett, Billy Martin, and the Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees.

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Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes is the author of three books about baseball, including Ty Cobb: A Biography. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and Major League Baseball Advanced Media. He lives in Michigan where he writes, runs, and enjoys a good orange soda now and again.
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