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George Brett

Category: Hall of Famers, MLB
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Biography:

In today’s day and age of bigger contracts and bigger endorsement opportunities, it is rare to find a professional athlete who pledges their allegiance to one team throughout their whole career. Sports Speaker and Hall of Fame baseball player George Brett is a Royal for life, playing 21 seasons with the ball club from 1973-1988 and now acting as the team’s Vice President of Baseball Operations. The tenacious 3rd baseman is one of only 4 players in MLB history to rack up at least 3,000 hits, 300 home runs and maintain a career batting average above .300. He is the only player ever to win the batting title in 3 different decades.

Sports Speaker George was drafted by the Kansas City Royals straight out of high school in 1971. Originally scouted as a shortstop, he quickly made the move to 3rd and had been promoted to the major league affiliate by 1973. George and the Royals would put together a string of good playoff runs in the 1970’s and developed into a perennial playoff team. 1985 would prove to be Sports Speaker George’s biggest year in the MLB. George was awarded a Gold Glove Award that year and won the ALCS MVP award before helping to lead the Royals to their first and only World Series title. In 1988, George would move to 1st base and continued his impressive batting performance. He won his last batting title in 1990 after enduring a slump and considering retirement. The old man still had it!

The iconic Kansas City Royal played his last game in 1993 and was an overwhelming Hall of Fame selection in his first year on the ballot in 1999. Since his playing days, George has worked as a hitting coach for the Royals in addition to his role as the team’s VP of Baseball Operations. He has also appeared in a campaign for PETA discussing the dangers of leaving your animals in the hot car. George Brett has certainly earned his place in MLB history as one of the greatest baseball players of all time.