Brett, George

George Howard Brett
Born: May 15, 1953, Glen Dale, West Virginia
Played For: 
Kansas City Royals (1973-1993)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1999

Displaying an extraordinary intensity at the plate, George Brett became the first player in history to accumulate 3,000 hits, 300 home runs, 600 doubles, 100 triples, 1,500 RBIs and 200 stolen bases. The 13-time All-Star played his entire 21-year career for the Kansas City Royals, earning an American League Most Valuable Player Award, a Gold Glove, three batting titles and a lifetime batting average of .305. His .390 average in 1980 was the highest since Ted Williams hit .406 in 1941.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that when George Brett was first in the Royals organization, he modeled his batting stance after future Hall of Fame left fielder Carl Yastrzemski?
If there was one player I ever wanted to be like, it was George Brett.
Robin Yount