Lee MacPhail

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Birthdate10/17/1917
Death Date11/8/2012
Debut Year1938
Year of Induction1998
Teams American League, MLB, Orioles, Yankees
Positions Executive, League President

When Lee MacPhail joined his father Larry in the Hall of Fame the pair became the first father-son duo to gain baseball’s highest honor. 

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A.L. President Lee MacPhail writes about overturning on-field decision in the Pine Tar game

A.L. President Lee MacPhail writes about overturning on-field decision in the Pine Tar game

Lee MacPhail is a forgotten man in the Pine Tar game. As American League President he fielded the appeal of Royals’ General Manager John Schuerholz. Though the umpires were correct in their application of the rule Lee MacPhail
Handwritten reflection from Lee MacPhail - A.L. President

Handwritten reflection from Lee MacPhail - A.L. President

Longtime executive Lee MacPhail joined his father in 1998 when he was voted into the Hall of Fame. The pair remains the only father-son duo in Cooperstown. Shown here is a handwritten reflection from the junior MacPhail about his role in the Pine Tar decision from George Brett’s home run. The
Lee MacPhail overruled the umpires' decision in the Pine Tar game

Lee MacPhail overruled the umpires' decision in the Pine Tar game

What might be a nice piece of memorabilia in many collections is a sort of afterthought here. On a piece of paper with Brett’s image and a New York Times headline, “Brett Homer Nullified, so Yankees Win” American League President Lee MacPhail handwrites, “I reversed the Pine
Home plate umpire Tim McClelland reflects on Pine Tar game

Home plate umpire Tim McClelland reflects on Pine Tar game

On July 24, 1983, George Brett hit a two-out ninth inning homer off of Hall of Famer Goose Gossage to give the Royals a 5-4 lead. New York manager Billy Martin appealed the play citing a rule that a foreign substance can extend no more than 18 inches from the knob. Home plate umpire Tim McClelland ultimately ruled Brett out and chaos
Then Royals GM John Schuerholz writes about role in Pine Tar game appeal

Then Royals GM John Schuerholz writes about role in Pine Tar game appeal

After George Brett’s infamous Pine Tar homer was wiped away by the umpires, John Schuerholz had to file a letter of formal protest as the KC general manager. Shown here is a questionnaire in which Schuerholz writes of the protest letter and the events surrounding the Pine Tar game. Interesting to
Lee MacPhail and Charles Finley signed supplemental contract for hotel accomodations

Lee MacPhail and Charles Finley signed supplemental contract for hotel accomodations

Back in the 1970s Major League players actually had roommates on the road. In the collection is a supplemental contract for Jesus Alou to have a room all to himself on the road for the 1974 season. Of course the money for the room is to come out of Alou’s paycheck. The document is signed by Alou,

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