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1980 ALCS, Game 3: Yankees vs. Royals
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1980 ALCS, Game 3: Yankees vs. Royals

George Brett and the Royals lost the ALCS to the Yankees in 1976, 1977 and 1978, and Kansas City and league MVP Brett were anxious for revenge when the two met in 1980. The Royals led 2-0 in games but trailed 2-1 in Game 3 heading into the top of the 7th inning. That all changed when Brett uncorked a Goose Gossage fastball into the upper deck, giving the Royals a 4-2 lead, which they held on to, securing their first trip to the World Series.

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